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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
elm /ɛlm/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Plant Biology[countable] a shade tree having gradually spreading columns of branches.
  2. Furniture[uncountable] the wood of this tree.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
elm  (elm),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Plant Biologyany tree of the genus Ulmus, as U. procera(English elm), characterized by the gradually spreading columnar manner of growth of its branches. Cf. American elm, elm family.
  2. Furniturethe wood of such a tree.
  • bef. 1000; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old High German elm; akin to Old Norse almr, Latin ulmus

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
elm /ɛlm/ n
  1. any ulmaceous tree of the genus Ulmus, occurring in the N hemisphere, having serrated leaves and winged fruits (samaras): cultivated for shade, ornament, and timber
  2. the hard heavy wood of this tree
Etymology: Old English elm; related to Old Norse almr, Old High German elm, Latin ulmus
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