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 for Hamamelis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hamamelis \Ham`a*me"lis\ (h[a^]m`[.a]*m[=e]"l[i^]s), n. [NL.,
     fr. Gr. "amamhli`s a kind of medlar or service tree; "a`ma at
     the same time + mh^lon an apple, any tree fruit.] (Bot.)
     A genus of plants which includes the witch-hazel ({Hamamelis
     Virginica), a preparation of which is used medicinally.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: deciduous shrubs or small trees: witch hazel [syn:
           Hamamelis, genus Hamamelis]

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