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wych-elm

(ˈwɪtʃˌɛlm) or

witch-elm

n
1. (Plants) Eurasian elm tree, Ulmus glabra, having a rounded shape, longish pointed leaves, clusters of small flowers, and winged fruits
2. (Forestry) the wood of this tree
[C17: from Old English wice wych-elm]
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Translations

wych-elm

[ˈwɪtʃˈelm] Nolmo m escocés, olmo m de montaña
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Now Dudley writer Andrew Sparke has unearthed new theories about the disturbing case in his book, Bella In The Wych-Elm: In Search Of A Wartime Mystery.
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That excitement was to turn to horror when Bob scaled a wychhazel, also known as a wych-elm, that he guessed would be a perfect spot for a nest.
The grim discovery of a skeleton in a hollow wych-elm tree in Hagley Wood, Worcestershire, has been the subject of numerous investigations.
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THE baffling case of Bella in the Wych-Elm so enthralled Mick Pearson that he wants to delve into the original case papers himself.
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