noun, plural with·ies.
adjective, with·i·er, with·i·est.
Origin of withy
Examples from the Web for withy
It is, however, the plantations of withy or osier that are most important.Hodge and His Masters|Richard Jefferies
The withy bands were but weak; it is no great marvel that he shook them off.Museum of Antiquity|L. W. Yaggy
In this Nera goes to tie a withy to the foot of a man who has been hung.The Religion of the Ancient Celts|J. A. MacCulloch
A blasted oak will tumble to the earth, if struck by a thunderbolt,—like a withy.The Buccaneer|Mrs. S. C. Hall
The fox had been found in a spinney running down to Withy Brook, and his race for life had begun.Vanishing Roads and Other Essays|Richard Le Gallienne
British Dictionary definitions for withy
noun plural withies
Word Origin for withy
Word Origin and History for withy
Old English wiðig "willow, willow twig," from Proto-Germanic *withjon- "willow" (cf. Old Norse viðir, Danish vidje, Old High German wida, German Weide "willow"), from PIE *wei-ti-, suffixed form of root *wei- "to bend, twist" (cf. Avestan vaeiti- "osier," Greek itea "willow," Latin vitis "vine," Lithuanian vytis "willow twig," Polish witwa, Welsh gwden "willow," Russian vitvina "branch, bough").