From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Withy \With"y\, n.; pl. Withies. [OE. withe, wipi, AS.
   w[imac]?ig a willow, willow twig; akin to G. weide willow,
   OHG. w[imac]da, Icel. v[imac]?ja, 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.]
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   1. (Bot.) The osier willow (Salix viminalis). See Osier,
      (a) .
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   2. A withe. See Withe, 1.
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