- a small variety of elm (Ulmus glabra), native to Europe and N Asia
- its wood
Origin of wych-elmfrom Middle English wyche (see witch hazel) + elm: from the pliant branches
also witch elm
Origin of wych elmFrom Middle English wiche from Old English wice ; see weik-2 in Indo-European roots.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Old English wiche a kind of elm, Anglo-Saxon wice a kind of tree. Compare wicker.