winged elm

noun

Definition of winged elm 

: an elm (Ulmus alata) of the U.S. having twigs with prominent corky projections

called also wahoo

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Some selections still standing after major storm within the 20 to 35 foot range include crape myrtles, hollies, red bud, sand live oaks, tree ligustrums and winged elms. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Hurricane Irma: Old trees can be hazardous to your home," 7 Sep. 2017 My durable tree list includes live oaks, sweet gums, crape myrtles, magnolias, sycamores, ligustrums, winged elms, bald cypress and most palms. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Hurricane Irma recovery: Uprooted trees a common occurrence after storms," 22 Sep. 2017

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1820, in the meaning defined above

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