American elm

noun

Definition of American elm

: a large elm (Ulmus americana) of eastern and central North America that has gradually spreading branches and pendulous branchlets

First Known Use of American elm

1770, in the meaning defined above

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“American elm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20elm. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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