wych elm

noun

variants or witch elm
ˈwiˌchelm,
-eu̇m,
⸗ˈ⸗
or less commonly wych hazel
ˈwichˌhāzəl,
ˈwiˌchā-,
⸗ˈ⸗⸗
1
: a Eurasian elm (Ulmus glabra) that is common in England, Scotland, and Ireland and has shorter leafstalks but larger fruit than English elm
2
: the wood of the wych elm

Word History

Etymology

wych from Middle English wyche (tree)

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“Wych elm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wych%20elm. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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