American elm


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

Word History

First Known Use

1770, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American elm was in 1770

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“American elm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

American elm

: a large ornamental tree common in the eastern U.S.

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