Origin of elm
Examples from the Web for elm
As I opened the door to my house, a scene from Nightmare on Elm Street started to explode.
This year, she starred as the protagonist Nancy Holbrook in the remake of the 1980s horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street.
As with most horror remakes, the new Nightmare on Elm Street finds the tune but loses the rhythm.
They distinguish, however, its character, which will be best seen by comparing it with the elm.Woodland Gleanings|Charles Tilt
This elm leaf of mine has a 'serrate' edge with the teeth pointing forward like the teeth of a saw.Ethel Morton's Enterprise|Mabell S.C. Smith
The rooks swayed in the elm tops, or flew up under the scudding clouds of a treacherous sky.In the Wilderness|Robert Hichens
He said the vast water-wheel was of elm, but it would not last so long up so near the springs.Round About a Great Estate|Richard Jefferies
Yes; this is one side of Elm Street, and this would be the other.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for elm
Word Origin for elm
Word Origin and History for elm
Old English elm, from Proto-Germanic *elmaz (cf. Danish elm, Old Norse almr, Old High German elme), perhaps from PIE root *el- "red, brown" (see elk); cognate with Latin ulmus, Old Irish lem. German Ulme, Dutch olm are from or influenced by the Latin word.