Withy Definition

wĭthē, wĭthē
withies, withier, withiest
adjective
withier, withiest
Tough and flexible; wiry.
Webster's New World
Wiry and agile.
American Heritage
noun
withies
A rope or band made of withes.
American Heritage
A tough, flexible twig of willow, osier, etc., used for binding things; withe.
Webster's New World
A tree or shrub having such twigs.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
withe
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Other Word Forms of Withy

Noun

Singular:
withy
Plural:
withies

Adjective

Base Form:
withy
Comparative:
withier
Superlative:
withiest

Origin of Withy

  • withe –y N., from Middle English withye willow branch from Old English wīthig willow wei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • withe +"Ž -y

    From Wiktionary

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