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Definition of "elm" []

  • Any of various deciduous trees of the genus Ulmus, characteristically having arching or curving branches and serrate leaves with asymmetrical bases. Elms are widely planted as shade trees. (noun)
  • The wood of one of these trees. (noun)
  • Any ulmaceous tree of the genus Ulmus, occurring in the N hemisphere, having serrated leaves and winged fruits (samaras): cultivated for shade, ornament, and timber (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The hard heavy wood of this tree (noun)

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Use "elm" in a sentence
  • "One large elm out of the two on the left-hand side as you enter what I call the elm walk, was likewise blown down; the maypole bearing the weathercock was broke in two, and what I regret more than all the rest is, that all the three elms which grew in"
  • "Earlier this year at the 2008 Eurocucina show, Italian kitchen manufacturer Snaidero presented the new Kube kitchen model designed by Giovanni Offredi in elm wood, Snaidero has now announced a new version with a gloss ice-white lacquer finish."
  • "West Elm Goes Organic west elm is now offering certified organic cotton towels and throws, responsibly grown without the use of herbicides or pesticides and dyed with earth-friendly certified dyes."