Definition of Stinking yew

1. Noun. Rare small evergreen of northern Florida; its glossy green leaves have an unpleasant fetid smell when crushed.

Exact synonyms: Stinking Cedar, Torrey Tree, Torreya Taxifolia
Group relationships: Genus Torreya, Torreya
Generic synonyms: Yew



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stinking Yew

stinking cedar
stinking chamomile
stinking clover
stinking elder
stinking gladwyn
stinking goosefoot
stinking hellebore
stinking horehound
stinking iris
stinking mayweed
stinking nightshade
stinking on ice
stinking smut
stinking wattle
stinking weed
stinking yew (current term)
stinkingly
stinkings
stinkless
stinko
stinkpot
stinkpots
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stinks on ice
stinkstone
stinkstones
stinkt
stinkweed
stinkweeds
stinkwood

Literary usage of Stinking yew

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1. Report of the Secretary for Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1876)
"It is called by the inhabitants ¡stinking yew, from the unpleasant odor of the, bruised leaves. The genus was named in honor ot Dr. John Torrey, ..."

2. The New International Encyclopaedia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1906)
"Torre»/« Californica is sometimes called stinking yew. The name Japan yew is sometimes given to ..."

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