winged elm


noun

a small tree, Ulmus alata, of southeastern North America, having twigs edged with flat, corky projections.

Nearby words

  1. wingding,
  2. winge,
  3. winged,
  4. winged bean,
  5. winged catheter,
  6. winged everlasting,
  7. winged horse,
  8. winged pea,
  9. winged scapula,
  10. winged spindle tree

Origin of winged elm

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20

Also called wahoo.

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