wych-elm

wych-elm
n. a species of elm, Ulmus glabra.

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wychˈ-elm noun
A common wild elm, also called Scotch elm or witch-hazel
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Main Entry:wych

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wych-elm «WIHCH EHLM», noun.
1. an elm tree found especially in northern and western Europe, having broader leaves and more spreading branches than the English elm.
2. its wood. Also, witch-elm.
[< Old English wice wych-elm + elm elm]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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 Webste …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /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} …  

  • 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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