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wych elm

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

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

wych′ elm`

(wɪtʃ)
n.
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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The island, about 364 metres long and 303 metres at its widest point, gets its name from the fact it is completely covered in ancient ivy draped trees including some Wych elms.