hamamelis


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hamamelis \Ham`a*me"lis\ (h[a^]m`[.a]*m[=e]"l[i^]s), n. [NL.,
   fr. Gr. "amamhli`s a kind of medlar or service tree; "a`ma at
   the same time + mh^lon an apple, any tree fruit.] (Bot.)
   A genus of plants which includes the witch-hazel ({Hamamelis
   Virginica}), a preparation of which is used medicinally.
   [1913 Webster]
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