wych elm

noun
variants: or witch elm \ ˈwiˌchelm , -​eu̇m , ⸗ˈ⸗ \ or less commonly wych hazel \ ˈwichˌhāzəl , ˈwiˌchā-​ , ⸗ˈ⸗⸗ \

Definition of wych elm

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

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History and Etymology for wych elm

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 2 Jul. 2022.

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