Definition of Rock elm

1. Noun. Tall widely distributed elm of eastern North America.

Exact synonyms: Ulmus Thomasii
Group relationships: Genus Ulmus, Ulmus
Generic synonyms: Elm, Elm Tree



2. Noun. Large ornamental tree with graceful gradually spreading branches common in eastern North America.
Exact synonyms: American Elm, Ulmus Americana, Water Elm, White Elm
Group relationships: Genus Ulmus, Ulmus
Generic synonyms: Elm, Elm Tree

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rock Elm

rock buns
rock cake
rock candy
rock climber
rock climbing
rock cocaine
rock concert
rock crabs
rock cress
rock crystal
rock dots
rock dove
rock doves
rock drill
rock elm (current term)
rock face
rock faces
rock garden
rock geranium
rock group
rock groups
rock gunnel
rock harlequin
rock hind
rock hopper
rock hound
rock hyrax
rock kangaroo

Literary usage of Rock elm

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Timber and Timber Trees, Native and Foreign by Thomas Laslett (1894)
"CANADA rock elm (Ulmus Americana) is found growing abundantly in the low woods of ... rock elm used to be often substituted for the English common Elm for ..."

2. Principles and Practice of Harbour Construction by William Shield (1895)
"... attacked by sea-worms — Greenheart and jarrah liable to split — American rock elm useful for fendering—Black ironwood eaten freely by Teredo navalis. ..."

3. Fifty Years in the Northwest: With an Introduction and Appendix Containing by William Henry Carman Folsom, Elijah Evan Edwards (1888)
"The post offices are at rock elm, on the western line of ... At the latter place is located rock elm Institute, a M'huol of high grade, founded in 1880. ..."

4. Craftsman Homes by Gustav Stickley (1909)
"Next to chestnut, in our opinion, comes rock elm,—a wood that is fairly ... The distinguishing peculiarity of rock elm is its jagged or feathery grain. ..."

5. Lumber and Its Uses by Royal Shaw Kellogg (1919)
"rock elm is heavy, hard, tough, and strong; and ranks next to hickory for many purposes ... Slippery elm is somewhat darker in color than white or rock elm, ..."

6. Lumber and Its Uses by Royal Shaw Kellogg (1919)
"rock elm is heavy, hard, tough, and strong; and ranks next to hickory for many purposes ... Slippery elm is somewhat darker in color than white or rock elm, ..."

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