One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- botanical term for witch hazel
- ‘They range in colour from pale lemon to sulphur yellow, but there is also a fiery red variety, hamamelis x intermedia Diane.’
- ‘I wish I would have chosen a hamamelis too when we purchased the bushes for our hedge 2 years ago.’
- ‘The articular field for hamamelis is in disorders involving the venous structures.’
Mid 18th century: modern Latin (genus name), from Greek hamamēlis ‘medlar’.
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