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withy

[ with-ee, with-ee ]
/ 藞w瑟冒 i, 藞w瑟胃 i /
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noun, plural with路ies.
a willow.
a pliable branch or twig, especially a withe.
a band, loop, halter, or rope of slender twigs; widdy.
adjective, with路i路er, with路i路est.
made of pliable branches or twigs, especially of withes.
flexible; pliable.
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Origin of withy

before 1000; Middle English; Old English w墨thig; akin to withe, Old Norse v墨thir,Old High German w墨da,Greek 墨t茅a willow, Latin v墨tis vine
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British Dictionary definitions for withy

withy
/ (藞w瑟冒瑟) /

noun plural withies
a variant spelling of withe (def. 1), withe (def. 2)
a willow tree, esp an osier
adjective
(of people) tough and agile
rare resembling a withe in strength or flexibility

Word Origin for withy

Old English w墨dig (e); related to Old Norse v墨thir, Old High German w墨da, Latin v墨tis vine, Sanskrit v墨tika fetter. See withe, wire
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