water elm


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water elm

n.
A small deciduous elmlike tree (Planera aquatica) of wetlands of the southeast United States, having small nutlike fruit with irregular fleshy projections. Also called planer tree.
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Noun1.water elm - Eurasian elm closely resembling the American elmwater elm - Eurasian elm closely resembling the American elm; thrives in a moist environment
genus Ulmus, Ulmus - type genus of family Ulmaceae; deciduous trees having simple serrate leaves; widely distributed in temperate regions
elm, elm tree - any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees
2.water elm - large ornamental tree with graceful gradually spreading branches common in eastern North Americawater elm - large ornamental tree with graceful gradually spreading branches common in eastern North America
genus Ulmus, Ulmus - type genus of family Ulmaceae; deciduous trees having simple serrate leaves; widely distributed in temperate regions
elm, elm tree - any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees
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Hawkeye, leaving the blind path that the Hurons had followed, turned short to his right, and entering the thicket, he crossed a babbling brook, and halted in a narrow dell, under the shade of a few water elms.
Each guest room at Park Hyatt Tokyo offers breathtaking views of the city and Yoyogi Park, providing understated modern decor, original pieces of art, and rare Hokkaido water elm paneling.
The understory plants that suck on this soft green-and-gold glow are as specialized and beautiful as jewels: spicebush and papaw, strawberry bush, water elm, dwarf palmetto, ironwood and switch cane; holly, green ash, and swamp chestnut.

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