Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
see witch hazel.
Usage examples of "wych".
Wych Cross ever saw went directly to Fawney Rig, going nowhere near the churchyard.
Then with that he began to put wreaths of the orange and red winterberries and sprays of wych hazel and bits of exquisite ivy, one after the other, into her hands.
Branches of Wych Elm were formerly used for making bows and when forked were employed as divining rods.
The hypsometers of Mount Anville is held to be dying out of arthataxis but, praise send Larix U' Thule, the wych elm of Manelagh is still flourishing in the open, because its native of our nature and the seeds was sent by Fortune.