wych elm

[ wich ]
/ wɪtʃ /


an elm, Ulmus glabra, of northern and western Europe, having large, coarse leaves.

Origin of wych elm

1620–30; wych wych elm, Middle English wyche, Old English wice
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British Dictionary definitions for wych-elm



/ (ˈwɪtʃˌɛlm) /


Eurasian elm tree, Ulmus glabra, having a rounded shape, longish pointed leaves, clusters of small flowers, and winged fruits
the wood of this tree

Word Origin for wych-elm

C17: from Old English wice wych-elm
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