[uhl-mey-shuh s]
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


  1. 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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