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Witch-hazel. A North American shrub, Hamamelis virginiana, attaining the height of 15 to 25 feet. It blossoms late in autumn, the flowers being in yellow showy clusters, the fruit not maturing until the following year. An extract prepared from the flowering twigs is much esteemed as a lotion.

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