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.‘Has Beverly Hills Fallen Yet?’
Shelby Coffey III
April 26, 2012
This year, she starred as the protagonist Nancy Holbrook in the remake of the 1980s horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street.Dragon Tattoo Actress Cast
August 16, 2010
As with most horror remakes, the new Nightmare on Elm Street finds the tune but loses the rhythm.Stop Remaking Horror Movies!
April 29, 2010
She could hear the oriole singing in the elm; his song was almost articulate.Meadow Grass
The elm was almost as beautiful in one season as in another.
The elm, indeed, was the only object that ever did cast its shadow there.
All that side was brilliant green, the other side with the elm tree was dark.Father Sergius
Or it may be “llwyv,” an elm tree, in reference to the devastation of the groves just mentioned.Y Gododin
- 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 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.