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elm

[ elm ]
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noun

any tree of the genus Ulmus, as U. procera(English elm ), characterized by the gradually spreading columnar manner of growth of its branches.Compare American elm, elm family.
the wood of such a tree.

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Origin of elm

before 1000; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old High German elm; akin to Old Norse almr,Latin ulmus
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elm
/ (ɛlm) /

noun

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
the hard heavy wood of this tree

Word Origin for elm

Old English elm; related to Old Norse almr, Old High German elm, Latin ulmus
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