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elm family

the plant family Ulmaceae, typified by deciduous trees having simple and often toothed leaves, small petalless flowers, winged fleshy or nutlike fruit, and watery sap, and including the elm, hackberry, and planer tree. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Red Elm (Ulmus serotina) is a lately discovered member of the elm family.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The hackberry belongs to the elm family, being of the same relation as the planertree.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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