It was witch-hazel, curiously carved and with a bit of silver at the end of it.
The witch-hazel you buy in the drugstores, is made out of the bark of this tree.
As I was about to say, while I was fixing the stand, Smoky discovered a bee working on a witch-hazel bush close by the stand.
You ought to see the witch-hazel bush in blossom late in November.
Henry Thoreau's instinct is as sure towards the facts of nature as the witch-hazel towards treasure.
October is not the month of flowers, even if it does claim the witch-hazel for its own.
He bathed the lump with cold water and put on some witch-hazel, which made it feel better.
There is yet another curious exception which I will mention, namely, the witch-hazel.
How comes the witch-hazel to be the one exception, and to celebrate its floral nuptials on the funeral day of its foliage?
witch-hazel is the only shrub, and, as might have been expected, there is no climbing plant.
1540s, probably from Old English wice "wych-elm" (from wican "to bend") + hæsel, used for any bush of the pine family. The North American bush, from which a soothing lotion is made, was so called from 1670s.
witch hazel n.
Any of several deciduous shrubs or small trees of the genus Hamamelis, especially H. virginiana, of eastern North America, having yellow flowers that bloom in late autumn or winter.
An alcoholic solution containing an extract of the bark and leaves of this plant, applied externally as a mild astringent.