Wicopy
Wicopy \Wic"o*py\, n. (Bot.) See {Leatherwood}. [1913 Webster]

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  • wicopy — ☆ wicopy [wik′ə pē ] n. [< Eastern Algonquian: cf. Abenaki wìgəbi, wìkəpi, inner bark, esp. of basswood or leatherwood] 1. a) LEATHERWOOD b) BASSWOOD (sense 1) 2. any of several species of willow herb, as fireweed …   English World dictionary

  • wicopy — Leatherwood Leath er*wood , n. (Bot.) A small branching shrub ({Dirca palustris}), with a white, soft wood, and a tough, leathery bark, common in damp woods in the Northern United States; called also {moosewood}, and {wicopy}. Gray. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wicopy — /wik euh pee/, n., pl. wicopies. 1. the leatherwood, Dirca palustris. 2. basswood. [1695 1705; < Western Abenaki wìgabi inner bark suitable for cordage (or a c. of this, e.g., Eastern Abenaki wìkapi basswood inner bark, Munsee Delaware wí·kpay,… …   Universalium

  • wicopy — wic·o·py …   English syllables

  • wicopy — wic•o•py [[t]ˈwɪk ə pi[/t]] n. pl. pies 1) pln leatherwood 2) pln basswood • Etymology: 1695–1705; < Western Abenaki wìgəbi inner bark suitable for cordage (or an Algonquian cognate) < Proto Algonquian *wi·kwepyi …   From formal English to slang

  • wicopy — /ˈwɪkəpi/ (say wikuhpee) noun (plural wicopies) US 1. the leatherwood, Dirca palustris. 2. any of various willow herbs, as Chamaenerion angustifolium. 3. → basswood. {Algonquian wik pi, wighebi, etc., inner bark} …   Australian English dictionary

  • wicopy — noun deciduous shrub of eastern North America having tough flexible branches and pliable bark and small yellow flowers • Syn: ↑leatherwood, ↑moosewood, ↑moose wood, ↑ropebark, ↑Dirca palustris • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush …   Useful english dictionary

  • indian wicopy — noun see indian wickup …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dirca palustris — Leatherwood Leath er*wood , n. (Bot.) A small branching shrub ({Dirca palustris}), with a white, soft wood, and a tough, leathery bark, common in damp woods in the Northern United States; called also {moosewood}, and {wicopy}. Gray. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leatherwood — Leath er*wood , n. (Bot.) A small branching shrub ({Dirca palustris}), with a white, soft wood, and a tough, leathery bark, common in damp woods in the Northern United States; called also {moosewood}, and {wicopy}. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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