ulmaceous

[ uhl-mey-shuh s ]
/ ʌlˈmeɪ ʃəs /

adjective

belonging to the Ulmaceae, the elm family of plants.

Nearby words

  1. ullage,
  2. ullage rocket,
  3. ullswater,
  4. ulluco,
  5. ulm,
  6. ulna,
  7. ulnad,
  8. ulnar artery,
  9. ulnar collateral artery,
  10. ulnar extensor muscle of wrist

Compare elm family.

Origin of ulmaceous

1840–50; < New Latin Ulmace(ae) family name (Ulm(us) a genus (Latin: elm) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for ulmaceous

ulmaceous

/ (ʌlˈmeɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Ulmaceae, a temperate and tropical family of deciduous trees and shrubs having scaly buds, simple serrated leaves, and typically winged fruits: includes the elms

Word Origin for ulmaceous

C19: via New Latin Ulmāceae, from Latin ulmus elm tree

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