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A yew “berry” or fruit. Yews are conifers and their fruit is in fact a modification of a cone in which a single seed has become surrounded by a red fleshy “aril”. Many other parts of the yew including the foliage and the membrane around the seed contain poisonous alkaloids. While the fruit is edible the seed inside is not and must be spat out intact to avoid ingestion.
Dialect, refers to the sticky/slimy texture of the fruits.