Definition of hamamelis in English:

hamamelis

noun

  • botanical term for witch hazel
    • ‘I wish I would have chosen a hamamelis too when we purchased the bushes for our hedge 2 years ago.’
    • ‘They range in colour from pale lemon to sulphur yellow, but there is also a fiery red variety, hamamelis x intermedia Diane.’
    • ‘The articular field for hamamelis is in disorders involving the venous structures.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: modern Latin (genus name), from Greek hamamēlis ‘medlar’.

Pronunciation

hamamelis

/ˌhaməˈmēlis/