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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 classic literature ?
When he began to make money he bought for her a large brick house on Elm Street in Winesburg and he was the first man in that town to keep a manservant to drive his wife's carriage.
Sometimes I went south to visit our German neighbours and to admire their catalpa grove, or to see the big elm tree that grew up out of a deep crack in the earth and had a hawk's nest in its branches.
Uncas silently extended toward him the desired gourd, which the spleen of Hawkeye had hitherto prevented him from observing on a branch of an elm.
The street is Pyncheon Street; the house is the old Pyncheon House; and an elm-tree, of wide circumference, rooted before the door, is familiar to every town-born child by the title of the Pyncheon Elm.
A great elm tree spread its broad branches over it, at the foot of which bubbled up a spring of the softest and sweetest water, in a little well formed of a barrel; and then stole sparkling away through the grass, to a neighboring brook, that babbled along among alders and dwarf willows.
As in the hurricane that sweeps the plain, men fly the neighborhood of some lone, gigantic elm, whose very height and strength but render it so much the more unsafe, because so much the more a mark for thunderbolts; so at those last words of ahab's many of the mariners did run from him in a terror of dismay.
He presently halted under a great elm, blew an answer- ing blast, and then began to tiptoe and look warily out, this way and that.
And now vegetation matured with vigour; Lowood shook loose its tresses; it became all green, all flowery; its great elm, ash, and oak skeletons were restored to majestic life; woodland plants sprang up profusely in its recesses; unnumbered varieties of moss filled its hollows, and it made a strange ground-sunshine out of the wealth of its wild primrose plants: I have seen their pale gold gleam in overshadowed spots like scatterings of the sweetest lustre.
The Great Elm, under which the Revolutionary patriots had met, was still standing on Boston Common.
What your worship may do, and fairly do, is to change this service and tribute as regards the lady Dulcinea del Toboso for a certain quantity of ave-marias and credos which we will say for your worship's intention, and this is a condition that can be complied with by night as by day, running or resting, in peace or in war; but to imagine that we are going now to return to the flesh-pots of Egypt, I mean to take up our chain and set out for El Toboso, is to imagine that it is now night, though it is not yet ten in the morning, and to ask this of us is like asking pears of the elm tree.
The atmosphere of these elevated regions is said to be too dry for the culture of vegetables; yet the voyagers, in coming down the Yellowstone, had met with plums, grapes, cherries, and currants, and had observed ash and elm trees.
It was but about a mile and a half to Broxton over the opposite slope, and their road wound very pleasantly along lanes and across fields, where the pale woodbines and the dog-roses were scenting the hedgerows, and the birds were twittering and trilling in the tall leafy boughs of oak and elm.