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winged elm

a small tree, Ulmus alata, of southeastern North America, having twigs edged with flat, corky projections.
Also called wahoo.
Origin of winged elm
An Americanism dating back to 1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Twigs are indicated in clammy locust, cotton gum, winged elm.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The winged elm, Ulmus alata Michx., a small tree, is found in the southern part of the State.

    Forest Trees of Illinois Fuller George D.

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