• A person who practices witchcraft.
  • An ugly or unpleasant woman.
  • One who exercises more-than-common power of attraction; a charming or bewitching person.
  • One given to mischief, especially a woman or child.
  • A certain curve of the third order, described by Maria Agnesi under the name versiera.
  • The stormy petrel.
  • Any of a number of flatfish:
  • The Indomalayan butterfly Araotes lapithis (species), of the family Lycaenidae.
  • A cone of paper which is placed in a vessel of lard or other fat and used as a taper.



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  • From Middle English wicche, from Old English wiċċe and wiċċa, deverbative from wiċċian, from Proto-Germanic *wikkōną (compare West Frisian wikje, wikke, German Low German wicken, Dutch wikken, wichelen), from Proto-Indo-European *wik-néh₂-, derivation of *weyk-; akin to Latin victima, Lithuanian viekas, Sanskrit विनक्ति.
  • Compare wick.

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