Definitions of elm
  1. noun
    any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees
    synonyms: elm tree
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    Ulmus alata, wing elm, winged elm
    North American elm having twigs and young branches with prominent corky projections
    American elm, Ulmus americana, rock elm, water elm, white elm
    large ornamental tree with graceful gradually spreading branches common in eastern North America
    European field elm, Ulmus carpinifolia, smooth-leaved elm
    European elm with lustrous smooth leaves used as an ornamental
    Ulmus crassifolia, cedar elm
    elm of southern United States and Mexico having spreading pendulous corky branches
    Ulmus glabra, witch elm, wych elm
    Eurasian elm often planted as a shade tree
    Dutch elm, Ulmus hollandica
    any of various hybrid ornamental European shade trees ranging from dwarf to tall
    Huntingdon elm, Ulmus hollandica vegetata
    erect vigorous hybrid ornamental elm tree
    Ulmus laevis, water elm
    Eurasian elm closely resembling the American elm; thrives in a moist environment
    Chinese elm, Ulmus parvifolia
    small fast-growing tree native to Asia; widely grown as shelterbelts and hedges
    English elm, European elm, Ulmus procera
    broad spreading rough-leaved elm common throughout Europe and planted elsewhere
    Chinese elm, Siberian elm, Ulmus pumila, dwarf elm
    fast-growing shrubby Asian tree naturalized in United States for shelter or ornament
    Ulmus rubra, red elm, slippery elm
    North American elm having rough leaves that are red when opening; yields a hard wood
    Jersey elm, Ulmus campestris sarniensis, Ulmus campestris wheatleyi, Ulmus sarniensis, guernsey elm, wheately elm
    a variety of the English elm with erect branches and broader leaves
    September elm, Ulmus serotina, red elm
    autumn-flowering elm of southeastern United States
    Ulmus thomasii, rock elm
    tall widely distributed elm of eastern North America
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    a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  2. noun
    hard tough wood of an elm tree; used for e.g. implements and furniture
    synonyms: elmwood
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    the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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