[ uhl-mey-shuhs ]
/ ʌlˈmeɪ ʃəs /
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belonging to the Ulmaceae, the elm family of plants.
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British Dictionary definitions for ulmaceous
/ (ʌlˈmeɪʃəs) /
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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