elm

(redirected from English elms)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

elm

 (ĕlm)
n.
1. Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Ulmus, characteristically having arching or curving branches, serrate leaves with asymmetric bases, and small winged fruit.
2. The wood of one of these trees.

[Middle English, from Old English.]

elm

(ɛlm)
n
1. (Plants) any ulmaceous tree of the genus Ulmus, occurring in the N hemisphere, having serrated leaves and winged fruits (samaras): cultivated for shade, ornament, and timber
2. (Plants) the hard heavy wood of this tree
[Old English elm; related to Old Norse almr, Old High German elm, Latin ulmus]

elm

(ɛlm)

n.
1. any tree of the genus Ulmus, as U. procera, characterized by the gradually spreading columnar manner of growth of its branches. Compare American elm.
2. the wood of such a tree.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English; c. Old High German elm; akin to Old Norse almr, Latin ulmus]

elm

(ĕlm)
Any of various deciduous trees having arching or curving branches and leaves with a saw-toothed edge. The American elm, once widely planted as a shade tree, has largely died off because of disease.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elm - any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade treeselm - any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees
genus Ulmus, Ulmus - type genus of family Ulmaceae; deciduous trees having simple serrate leaves; widely distributed in temperate regions
elmwood, elm - hard tough wood of an elm tree; used for e.g. implements and furniture
Ulmus alata, wing elm, winged elm - North American elm having twigs and young branches with prominent corky projections
American elm, Ulmus americana, white elm, water elm, rock elm - large ornamental tree with graceful gradually spreading branches common in eastern North America
European field elm, smooth-leaved elm, Ulmus carpinifolia - European elm with lustrous smooth leaves used as an ornamental
cedar elm, Ulmus crassifolia - elm of southern United States and Mexico having spreading pendulous corky branches
Ulmus glabra, witch elm, wych elm - Eurasian elm often planted as a shade tree
Dutch elm, Ulmus hollandica - any of various hybrid ornamental European shade trees ranging from dwarf to tall
Huntingdon elm, Ulmus hollandica vegetata - erect vigorous hybrid ornamental elm tree
Ulmus laevis, water elm - Eurasian elm closely resembling the American elm; thrives in a moist environment
Ulmus parvifolia, Chinese elm - small fast-growing tree native to Asia; widely grown as shelterbelts and hedges
English elm, European elm, Ulmus procera - broad spreading rough-leaved elm common throughout Europe and planted elsewhere
Chinese elm, dwarf elm, Siberian elm, Ulmus pumila - fast-growing shrubby Asian tree naturalized in United States for shelter or ornament
slippery elm, Ulmus rubra, red elm - North American elm having rough leaves that are red when opening; yields a hard wood
guernsey elm, Jersey elm, Ulmus campestris sarniensis, Ulmus campestris wheatleyi, Ulmus sarniensis, wheately elm - a variety of the English elm with erect branches and broader leaves
red elm, September elm, Ulmus serotina - autumn-flowering elm of southeastern United States
rock elm, Ulmus thomasii - tall widely distributed elm of eastern North America
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
2.elm - hard tough wood of an elm treeelm - hard tough wood of an elm tree; used for e.g. implements and furniture
elm, elm tree - any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
Translations
دَرْدارشَجَرَة البَق، الدَّرْدار،
jilm
elmelmetræ
jalava
brijest
szilfa
álmur
ニレ
느릅나무
guoba
goba
ulm
brest
brest
alm
ไม้เอลม์
cây du

elm

[elm] N (also elm tree) → olmo m

elm

[ˈɛlm] n (= tree) → orme m

elm

nUlme f

elm

[ɛlm] nolmo
English elm → olmo inglese

elm

(elm) noun
a kind of tall tree with tough wood and corrugated bark.

elm

دَرْدار jilm elm Ulme φτελιά olmo jalava orme brijest olmo ニレ 느릅나무 iep alm wiąz olmeiro, olmo вяз alm ไม้เอลม์ karaağaç cây du 榆树
References in periodicals archive ?
The garden will be filled with mature English Elms and familiar hedgerow plants evoking a shared memory of the British Countryside and a cultural heritage.
As English elms were wiped out in the 1970s, the elm comes from Scotland - but this is singularly appropriate as Joyce's forebears were from North of the Border and her daughter Heather lives in Edinburgh.
Thousands of a new generation of trees have already been struck down and English elms in the region could be facing extinction within months.

Full browser ?