wych-elm definition by Webster's New World
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- a small variety of elm (Ulmus glabra), native to Europe and N Asia
- its wood
Origin: ; from Middle English wyche (see witch hazel) plush elm: from the pliant branches
wych-elm definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also witch elmnoun
A Eurasian elm (Ulmus glabra) often planted as a shade tree.
Origin: From Middle English wiche, from Old English wice; see weik-2 in Indo-European roots.