Hamamelis

Witch hazel; Hamamelis
Sinónimos:
Hamamelis
Categorías: Planta medicinal
Witch Hazel (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • witch-hazel

Etymology

See Middle English wiche, from Old English wiċe (pliant, bendable, weak). Folk etymology refers to use by witches and other sorcerers of folkish magic using the plant in potions; however, compare German Zaubernuss (witch hazel, literally 'magic nut').

Noun

witch hazel (countable and uncountable, plural witch hazels)

  1. (countable) Any of several small deciduous trees, of the genus Hamamelis, having yellow flowers
    1. (US) Hamamelis virginiana (eastern North
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