rock elm

noun

Definition of rock elm

  1. 1a :  a tall widely distributed elm (Ulmus thomasii) of eastern North America that has broadly obovate leaves narrowing abruptly to a point, grayish deeply fissured bark, and light brown wood b :  the strong tough durable springy wood of the rock elm

  2. 2 :  slippery elm

  3. 3 :  american elm

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