Definition of Stinking yew
1. Noun. Rare small evergreen of northern Florida; its glossy green leaves have an unpleasant fetid smell when crushed.
Group relationships: Genus Torreya, Torreya
Generic synonyms: Yew
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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 ..."