Definition of American elm

1. Noun. Large ornamental tree with graceful gradually spreading branches common in eastern North America.

Exact synonyms: Rock Elm, Ulmus Americana, Water Elm, White Elm
Group relationships: Genus Ulmus, Ulmus
Generic synonyms: Elm, Elm Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Elm

American creeper
American cress
American crow
American dewberry
American dog tick
American dog violet
American dogwood
American dun-bar
American dun-bars
American dwarf birch
American eagle
American eagles
American egret
American elder
American elk
American elm
American featherfoil
American feverfew
American flag
American flagfish
American fly honeysuckle
American flying squirrel
American football
American football game
American foxhound
American frogbit
American gallinule
American gentian
American germander
American ginseng

Literary usage of American elm

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1902)
"The foliage remains green several weeks longer than that of the american elm. U. campestris is still more variable than the foregoing species and four vars. ..."

2. Forest Life and Forest Trees: Comprising Winter Camp-life Among the Loggers by John S. Springer (1851)
"The Elm.—English Elm.—Scotch Elm.—Slippery Elm.—american elm.— Superiority of latter. ... The american elm assumes many different shapes, and all of them ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"A waring or stringer, about 3 inches by } inch, of american elm, is then fitted on both sides of the boat, about 8 to 9 inches below the gunwale, ..."

4. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"The wood is hard, heavy, and has a finer grain than that of the american elm. sometimes 120 feet high, with a trunk White Elm A tall and graceful tree 50-70 ..."

5. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"THE american elm Teacher's Story ALTHOUGH the american elm loves mois it is one of those trees that enjoys gadd without knowing just> how it has ..."

6. The Woman's Book: Dealing Practically with the Modern Conditions of Home (1894)
"First and foremost I should be inclined to rank the american elm. Not, certainly, because I think it the most beautiful of trees, or most free from disease ..."

7. Pennsylvania Trees by Joseph Simon Illick, Pennsylvania Dept. of Forestry (1914)
"american elm. 1. Flowering branch with leaf bmls, i i. 2. A flower, enlarged. 4. Branch with mature leaves, x e. 3 Branch witli mature fruit, ..."

8. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1876)
"The fact that the European is fully a month longer in leaf than the american elm, that its tougher leave? would seem to offer a less appetizing food to the ..."

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