Definition of hamamelis in English:

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hamamelis

Pronunciation: /ˌhaməˈmēlis/

noun

Technical name for witch hazel.
Example sentences
  • They range in colour from pale lemon to sulphur yellow, but there is also a fiery red variety, hamamelis x intermedia Diane.
  • I wish I would have chosen a hamamelis too when we purchased the bushes for our hedge 2 years ago.
  • The articular field for hamamelis is in disorders involving the venous structures.

Origin

Mid 18th century: modern Latin (genus name), from Greek hamamēlis 'medlar'.

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Syllabification: ham·a·mel·is

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