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a variety of yew,
Taxus baccata stricta,
of Eurasia and northern Africa, having upright branches and dark green foliage with color variations.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Lay a garland on my hearse, Of the dismal yew; Maidens, willow branches bear; Say I died true.
But Irish had an old soul, you might say. He was a man with a great future behind him, already.
Strew on her roses, roses, And never a spray of yew! In quiet she reposes; Ah, would that I did too!