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  1. any of several trees or shrubs constituting the hamameliaceous genus Hamamelis, native to E Asia and North America and cultivated as ornamentalsSee witch hazel
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Examples from the Web for hamamelis

Historical Examples

  • Perhaps Hamamelis would have at once cured, but it was not at hand.

    New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers


  • Eighteen genera compose the sub-tropical family in which hamamelis is the type.

    Trees Worth Knowing

    Julia Ellen Rogers

  • Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is a cousin to red gum, but there is small resemblance.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • I was passing a bush of Witch-hazel, (Hamamelis Virginiana,) and was arrested by an unusual humming of bees.

  • But the Calycanthus, and a tree of a new genus allied to Hamamelis, I am sorry to say, are no more.