wych elm

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wych elm

also witch elm  (wĭch)
A large elm (Ulmus glabra) native to Eurasia.

[From Middle English wiche, from Old English wice; see weik- in Indo-European roots.]
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wych′ elm`

a large-leaved European elm, Ulmus glabra, introduced in the U.S.
[1620–30; wych wych elm, Middle English wyche, Old English wice]
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Noun1.wych elm - Eurasian elm often planted as a shade treewych elm - Eurasian elm often planted as a shade tree
genus Ulmus, Ulmus - type genus of family Ulmaceae; deciduous trees having simple serrate leaves; widely distributed in temperate regions
elm, elm tree - any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees
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