slippery elm

noun

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

Examples of slippery elm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our products include unique ingredients such as squalene and slippery elm, which typically are in facial products, and cabana wax, which is found on fruits. Sydney Clarke, refinery29.com, 25 June 2021 These capsules contain just two simple ingredients: slippery elm bark and licorice root. Nancy Jo Iacoi, Bon Appetit, 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of slippery elm

1748, in the meaning defined above

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“Slippery elm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slippery%20elm. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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