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Definitions of elm

  1. hard tough wood of an elm tree; used for e.g. implements and furniture Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A shade tree whose hard timber is valuable for many purposes. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Ulmus. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. See Ulmus. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. The English name of a genus of trees, Ulmus, nat. order Ulmaceae. The species, of which there are thirteen, are natives of the northern temperate zone. They have bisexual flowers, with a campanulate calyx, as many stamens as there are divisions in the limb of the calyx, and two styles. Two species are common in Great Britain and this country, one indigenous, U. montana (the wych elm), and the other introduced, U. campestris (the common elm), but cultivated everywhere. Both trees are very variable, and the varieties have received specific names. The elm is one of our principal timber trees, for usefulness ranking next to the oak. It is valued for the rapidity of its growth, its hardiness, and its capability of thriving in poor soil unfit for tillage. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A shade-tree with a board, spreading, or overaeching top. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A well-known forest tree, of value for its timber. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The name of a well-known tree. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Hosea 4:13 ; rendered "terebinth" in the Revised Version. It is the Pistacia terebinthus of Linn., a tree common in Palestine, long-lived, and therefore often employed for landmarks and in designating places ( Genesis 35:4 ; Judges 6:11 Judges 6:19 . Rendered "oak" in both A.V. and RSV). (See TEIL TREE .) biblestudytools.com
  12. ( Hosea 4:13 ) [See OAK] biblestudytools.com
  13. A full-screen MUA for Unix, MS-DOS, MSWindows, and OS/2.Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.mail.elm.FAQ(http://cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/elm/FAQ/faq.html). foldoc_fs
  14. elm, n. a genus of trees of the natural order Ulmaceæ, with serrated leaves unequal at the base, and small flowers growing in clusters appearing before the leaves.--adjs. ELM'EN, made of elm; ELM'Y, abounding with elms. [A.S. elm; Ger. ulme, L. ulmus.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. A genus of trees (Ulmus) of the Urticaceae. The inner bark of the Slippery e. (Ulmus fulva) is the Ulmus, U. S. It forms a mucilage (Mucilago ulmi, U. S.) with water, and is used externally and internally as a demulcent in inflamed states of the skin and mucous tracts. na
  16. Tree with rough doubly-serrated leaves. Hence elmy a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. See Utmus. American pocket medical dictionary.
  18. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A tree of the genus Ulmus, of which nineteen species are described, of which six are native. It is a hardy and rapidly growing tree, and is prized for its umbrageousness and the varied usefulness of its timber. Cabinet Dictionary

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