noun \ˈelm\

: a tall shade tree with spreading branches

: the wood of an elm

Full Definition of ELM

:  any of a genus (Ulmus of the family Ulmaceae, the elm family) of usually large deciduous north temperate-zone trees with alternate stipulate leaves and fruit that is a samara
:  the wood of an elm

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Origin of ELM

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German elme elm, Latin ulmus
First Known Use: before 12th century

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ELM Defined for Kids


noun \ˈelm\

Definition of ELM for Kids

:  a tall shade tree with a broad rather flat top and spreading branches
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