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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: witch-hazel type of elm tree (16-19 centuries), from witch 'tree with bendy branches' (11-19 centuries), from Old English wice, wic

witch-hazel

noun
     
Related topics: Drugs, Medicines
witch-hazel [uncountable and countable]
MD a substance used for treating small wounds on the skin, or the tree that produces it

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