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rock elm

  1. an elm, Ulmus thomasii, of eastern North America, having deeply furrowed, grayish-brown bark.
  2. the hard, heavy wood of this tree, used for making furniture and in the manufacture of various types of containers.
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Origin of rock elm

First recorded in 1820–30
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of rock elm

  • The margin of this river, on either side, was fringed with tall stately trees, called the Rock-Elm.

    Walter Harland

    Harriet S. Caswell