elm tree

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Noun1.elm tree - any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade treeselm tree - 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
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Immediately after the service Father Sergius, having pronounced the benediction on those present, went over to the bench under the elm tree at the entrance to the cave.
The attendant went away, and Father Sergius remained alone under the elm tree.
The bush of wild cherries behind the elm tree was in full bloom and had not yet begun to shed its blossoms, and the nightingales--one quite near at hand and two or three others in the bushes down by the river--burst into full song after some preliminary twitters.
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.
"I'd like to see him," said Sancho; "but to fancy I'm going to mount him, either in the saddle or on the croup, is to ask pears of the elm tree. A good joke indeed!
Immediately the last clang had died away Maimie distinctly heard a voice say, "So that's all right." It had a wooden sound and seemed to come from above, and she looked up in time to see an elm tree stretching out its arms and yawning.
On the other side of the gate a sandy driver disappeared into an avenue of ragged and stunted elm trees, which effectually concealed any view of the house.
The doctor put the lantern at the head of the grave and came and sat down with his back against one of the elm trees. He was so close the boys could have touched him.
Every roadside and every croft is adorned with vines; which here, as in Italy, they train to grow about dwarf elm trees, whose leaves are stripped off to feed the cattle.
"My sister Laura, Maymay, and I with the guidance of my father put up the ELM tree foundation.
The Elm Tree Hotel in the Victorian resort of Llandudno in Conwy has been named the third best bargain hotel in the world and Europe and number one in the UK by the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards.
When it comes to securing a good deal the Elm Tree in Llandudno is top of the tree - named the best Bargain hotel in the UK and third on the global list.