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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.]
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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 world under Ferabek is described in terms reminiscent of Blake's Jerusalem: his followers "despoiled the lush valley of the Dinastor, razing the forests and fields to make room for noisome, fuming smithies and forges, befouling the air and water." In contrast is the description of Lammermorn, the last stronghold to fall before Ferabek: "Sweeping down to the shore on either side of them were witch elms and sugar maples.