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elm

[elm] /ɛlm/
noun
1.
any tree of the genus Ulmus, as U. procera (English elm) characterized by the gradually spreading columnar manner of growth of its branches.
2.
the wood of such a tree.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old High German elm; akin to Old Norse almr, Latin ulmus
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British Dictionary definitions for elm

elm

/ɛlm/
noun
1.
any ulmaceous tree of the genus Ulmus, occurring in the N hemisphere, having serrated leaves and winged fruits (samaras): cultivated for shade, ornament, and timber
2.
the hard heavy wood of this tree
See also slippery elm, wahoo1 , wych-elm
Word Origin
Old English elm; related to Old Norse almr, Old High German elm, Latin ulmus
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Word Origin and History for elm
n.

Old English elm, from Proto-Germanic *elmaz (cf. Danish elm, Old Norse almr, Old High German elme), perhaps from PIE root *el- "red, brown" (see elk); cognate with Latin ulmus, Old Irish lem. German Ulme, Dutch olm are from or influenced by the Latin word.

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elm in Technology
messaging
A full-screen MUA for Unix, MS-DOS, MS Windows, and OS/2.
Usenet newsgroup: news:comp.mail.elm.
FAQ (http://cis.ohio-state.edu/hypertext/faq/usenet/elm/FAQ/faq.html).
(1996-03-20)
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Related Abbreviations for elm

ELM

electronics module
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elm in the Bible

Hos. 4:13; rendered "terebinth" in the Revised Version. It is the Pistacia terebinthus of Linn., a tree common in Palestine, long-lived, and therefore often employed for landmarks and in designating places (Gen. 35:4; Judg. 6:11, 19. Rendered "oak" in both A.V. and R.V.). (See TEIL TREE.)

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