With"y (?), n.; pl. Withies (#). [OE. withe, wipi, AS. wiig a willow, willow twig; akin to G. weide willow, OHG. wida, Icel. vija, a withy, Sw. vide a willow twig, Dan. vidie a willow, osier, Gr. , and probably to L. vitis a vine, viere to plait, Russ. vite. &root;141. Cf. Wine, Withe.]

1. Bot.

The osier willow (Salix viminalis). See Osier, n. (a).

2.

A withe. See Withe, 1.

 

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With"y, a.

Made of withes; like a withe; flexible and tough; also, abounding in withes.

The stream is brimful now, and lies high in this little withy plantation. G. Eliot.

 

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