Listening to this video for about 5 seconds (it should start playing at the right time):


I can understand:

He's ordered a magnificent piece of ____; the ideal wood for bow making.

Could someone tell me what is the name of the tree/wood mentioned there?

closed as off-topic by TrevorD, Drew, Dan Bron, user140086, BladorthinTheGrey Dec 29 '16 at 11:17

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    I can confirm that it is "yew" as stated in the answer below - but your Q. is not about "English Language & Usage" as set out here, and I'm therefore voting to close it.. – TrevorD Dec 29 '16 at 0:20
  • this wood-database.com/wood-articles/bow-woods tends to support Tajwar answer: excepted for a Madagascar specy not available in Europe until very recently, Yew seems to be the best wood for bow. – P. O. Dec 29 '16 at 0:21
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not asking about "English Language & Usage" but merely for clarification of what is said in a video. – TrevorD Dec 29 '16 at 0:22
  • @Peque Yes. You've got your answer. The Q. is of no ongoing interest. So I suggest you should delete it. Thanks. – TrevorD Dec 29 '16 at 0:29
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    Don't apologize, and don't delete it. That only encourages them. – deadrat Dec 29 '16 at 0:38

I believe it's yew. I'm no dendrologist, but the internet suggests that it is a slow growing and long living tree, a symbol of life and death, and highly poisonous to humans - with the exception of its berry, the aril. But, more important, it fits the context of the video, as yew is favourable over most wood for its properties that make it ideal for longbows.

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