slippery elm


Definition of slippery elm

: a large-leaved elm (Ulmus rubra synonym U. fulva) of eastern and central North America that has hard wood and fragrant mucilaginous inner bark also : the bark

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Recent Examples on the Web These capsules contain just two simple ingredients: slippery elm bark and licorice root. Nancy Jo Iacoi, Bon Appetit, "These 6 Products Keep Me Healthy Through Every Stage of Traveling," 17 Apr. 2018

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1748, in the meaning defined above

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“Slippery elm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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