withe

noun
\ ˈwith How to pronounce withe (audio) , ˈwit͟h, ˈwīt͟h How to pronounce withe (audio) \

Definition of withe

: a slender flexible branch or twig especially : one used as a band or line

First Known Use of withe

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for withe

Middle English, from Old English withthe; akin to Old English wīthig withy

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“Withe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/withe. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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