Wych-elm meaning

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A large elm (Ulmus glabra) native to Eurasia.
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A small variety of elm (Ulmus glabra), native to Europe and N Asia.
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Its wood.
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(botany) An elm (Ulmus montana) found in northern and western Europe; Scotch elm.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of wych-elm

  • From Middle English wiche from Old English wice weik-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Old English wiche a kind of elm, Anglo-Saxon wice a kind of tree. Compare wicker.

    From Wiktionary