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English noun: witch hazel

1. witch hazel (plant) any of several shrubs or trees of the genus Hamamelis; bark yields an astringent lotion

Synonymswitch hazel plant, wych hazel, wych hazel plant

Broader (hypernym)bush, shrub

Narrower (hyponym)Hamamelis vernalis, Hamamelis virginiana, vernal witch hazel, Virginian witch hazel

Member meronymgenus Hamamelis, Hamamelis

2. witch hazel (artifact) lotion consisting of an astringent alcoholic solution containing an extract from the witch hazel plant

Synonymswych hazel

Broader (hypernym)application, lotion

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