baysh, vaysh noun a forest, wood, plantation 19-20. etymology: origin obscure; perhaps a development of Romany wesh with the same meaning; form baysh attested by Kirk Yetholm Gypsies; also attested by Galloway and Perthshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsy Tinkler-Gypsies, BS in TDITA and SS; also collected by EMcC/PS note:

Grellmann (1787) collected the form Weʃch ‘A Wood; A Forest’ with the same meaning from Continental gipsies. Smart & Crofton (1875) collected the forms Vesh and Wesh ‘a forest, wood’ from English Gypsies. Form baysh cited by Canadian Paul Pope (2013) as ‘a forest’.