Wych-elm
Wych-elm Wych"-elm`, n. [OE. wiche a kind of elm, AS. wice a kind of tree. Cf. {Wicker}.] (Bot.) A species of elm ({Ulmus montana}) found in Northern and Western Europe; Scotch elm. [1913 Webster]

Note: By confusion this word is often written witch-elm. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • wych elm — wych′ elm [[t]wɪtʃ[/t]] n. pln a large leaved European elm, Ulmus glabra, introduced in the U.S • Etymology: 1620–30; wych wych elm, ME wyche, OE wice …   From formal English to slang

  • wych-elm — [wich′elm΄] n. 〚< ME wyche (see WITCH HAZEL) + ELM: from the pliant branches〛 1. a small variety of elm (Ulmus glabra), native to Europe and N Asia 2. its wood * * * …   Universalium

  • wych-elm — [wich′elm΄] n. [< ME wyche (see WITCH HAZEL) + ELM: from the pliant branches] 1. a small variety of elm (Ulmus glabra), native to Europe and N Asia 2. its wood …   English World dictionary

  • wych-elm — n. a species of elm, Ulmus glabra. * * * wychˈ elm noun A common wild elm, also called Scotch elm or witch hazel • • • Main Entry: ↑wych * * * wych elm «WIHCH EHLM», noun. 1. an elm tree found especially in northern and western Europe, having… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wych-elm — /ˈwɪtʃ ɛlm/ (say wich elm) noun an elm, Ulmus glabra, of northern and western Europe. Also, witch elm. {wych (Middle English wyche, Old English wice wych elm) + elm} …   Australian English dictionary

  • wych elm — /wich/ an elm, Ulmus glabra, of northern and western Europe, having large, coarse leaves. [1620 30; wych wych elm, ME wyche, OE wice] * * * …   Universalium

  • wych elm — kalninė guoba statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Guobinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Ulmus glabra), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ulmus glabra angl. European mountain elm; mountain elm; Scotch elm; wych elm; witch… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wych elm — [wɪtʃ] (also witch elm) noun a European elm with large rough leaves, chiefly growing in woodland or near flowing water. [Ulmus glabra.] Origin C17: wych, used in names of trees with pliant branches, from OE wic(e), appar. from a Gmc root meaning… …   English new terms dictionary

  • wych elm — noun Eurasian elm often planted as a shade tree • Syn: ↑witch elm, ↑Ulmus glabra • Hypernyms: ↑elm, ↑elm tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Ulmus, ↑genus Ulmus …   Useful english dictionary

  • wych elm — n. type of elm tree found in Northern and Western Europe …   English contemporary dictionary

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