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)

Origin: 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. Cf. Wine, Withe.

1. (Science: botany) The osier willow (salix viminalis). See Osier, .

2. A withe. See Withe.

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