wych hazel

Definitions of wych hazel

n any of several shrubs or trees of the genus Hamamelis; bark yields an astringent lotion

witch hazel, witch hazel plant, wych hazel plant
Hamamelis virginiana, Virginian witch hazel
common shrub of eastern North America having small yellow flowers after the leaves have fallen
Hamamelis vernalis, vernal witch hazel
fragrant shrub of lower Mississippi valley having very small flowers from midwinter to spring
Type of:
bush, shrub
a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

n lotion consisting of an astringent alcoholic solution containing an extract from the witch hazel plant

witch hazel
Type of:
application, lotion
liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin

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