Noisette de sorcière

Witch hazel; Hamamelis
Synonymes :
Hamamelis
Catégories : Plantes médicinales
Witch-hazel (Wikipedia)

Witch-hazel
Hamamelis virginiana - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-070.jpg
Hamamelis virginiana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Order:Saxifragales
Family:Hamamelidaceae
Subfamily:Hamamelidoideae
Tribe:Hamamelideae
Genus:Hamamelis
Gronov. ex L.
Type species
Hamamelis virginiana
L.

Witch-hazels or witch hazels (Hamamelis) are a genus of flowering plants in the family Hamamelidaceae, with three species in North America (H. ovalis, H. virginiana, and H. vernalis), and one each in Japan (H. japonica) and China (H. mollis). The North American species are occasionally called winterbloom.

Witch Hazel (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • witch-hazel

Etymology

See Middle English wiche, from Old English wiċe (pliant, bendable, weak). Folk etymology refers to use by witches and other sorcerers of folkish magic using the plant in potions; however, compare German Zaubernuss (witch hazel, literally 'magic nut').

Noun

witch hazel (countable and uncountable, plural witch hazels)

  1. (countable) Any of several small deciduous trees, of the genus Hamamelis, having yellow flowers
    1. (US) Hamamelis virginiana (eastern North
...
« Retour à l'index du glossaire
Article précédentPivoine blanche
Article suivantRadis blanc