Definition of Slippery elm

1. Noun. North American elm having rough leaves that are red when opening; yields a hard wood.

Exact synonyms: Red Elm, Ulmus Rubra
Group relationships: Genus Ulmus, Ulmus
Generic synonyms: Elm, Elm Tree

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slippery Elm

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slippery as an eel
slippery dick
slippery elm (current term)
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slipping rib cartilage
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Literary usage of Slippery elm

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1. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"Tex., also slippery elm, pg. 160, north to Quebec City and X. Dak., south to w. Fla. and s. Tex., also Papaw, pg. 18, east only to w. NY, and e. ..."

2. Pennsylvania Trees by Joseph Simon Illick, Pennsylvania Dept. of Forestry (1914)
"slippery elm. 1. A flowering branch, x 4, 2. A flower, enlarged. 3. Branch with mature leaves, x Î. 4. Branch with mature fruit and expanding leaf-bade, ..."

3. 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, the English, the Scotch, and slippery elm. Of this ..."

4. 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, the English, the Scotch, and slippery elm. Of this ..."

5. Materia Medica: For the Use of Students by John Barclay Biddle (1874)
"This is used for making poultices, but it is inferior to the meal made from the seeds which have not been deprived of their oil. ULMUS — SLIPPERY-ELM BARK. ..."

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