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rock elm

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noun
an elm, Ulmus thomasii, of eastern North America, having deeply furrowed, grayish-brown bark.
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
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