Definitions for ELMɛlm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

elmɛlm(n.)

  1. any tree of the genus Ulmus, as U. procera, characterized by the gradually spreading columnar manner of growth of its branches.

    Category: Plants

    Ref: Compare American elm .

  2. the wood of such a tree.

    Category: Furniture

Origin of elm:

bef. 1000; ME, OE; c. OHG elm; akin to ON almr, L ulmus

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elm, elm tree(noun)

    any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees

  2. elm, elmwood(noun)

    hard tough wood of an elm tree; used for e.g. implements and furniture

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. elm(noun)ɛlm

    a large deciduous tree, or its wood

Wiktionary

  1. elm(Noun)

    a tree of the genus Ulmus of the family Ulmaceae, large deciduous trees with alternate stipulate leaves and small apetalous flowers

  2. elm(Noun)

    (usually attributive) wood from an elm tree

  3. Origin: From elm, from elmaz (compare Low German dialect Elm, German dialect Ilm, Swedish alm), from h₁élem 'mountain elm' (compare Irish leamh, Latin ulmus, Albanian ulzë 'maple').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elm(noun)

    a tree of the genus Ulmus, of several species, much used as a shade tree, particularly in America. The English elm is Ulmus campestris; the common American or white elm is U. Americana; the slippery or red elm, U. fulva

Freebase

  1. Elm

    Elms are deciduous and semi-deciduous trees comprising the genus Ulmus in the plant family Ulmaceae. Dozens of elm species are found in the temperate and tropical-montane regions of North America and Eurasia, ranging southward into Indonesia. Elms are components of many kinds of natural forests. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, many species and cultivars of elms were planted as ornamental street, lawn, and park trees in Europe, North America, and parts of the Southern Hemisphere, notably Australasia. Some individual elms have reached great size and age. In recent decades, many elms of European or North American origin have died from the Dutch elm disease, a beetle-dispersed fungus; in response, horticulturists have developed various kinds of disease-resistant elm trees, allowing the genus to be increasingly used again in horticulture and landscaping. Elm leaves are alternate, with simple, single- or, most commonly, doubly serrate margins, usually asymmetric at the base and acuminate at the apex. The genus is hermaphroditic, having apetalous perfect flowers which are mostly wind-pollinated, although bees do visit them. The fruit is a round wind-dispersed samara flushed with chlorophyll, facilitating photosynthesis before the leaves emerge. All species are tolerant of a wide range of soils and pH levels but, with few exceptions, demand good drainage.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

elm(noun)

a kind of tall tree with tough wood and corrugated bark.

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