ulmaceous

ulmaceous

[uhl-mey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Ulmaceae, the elm family of plants.
Compare elm family.


Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin Ulmace(ae) family name (Ulm(us) a genus (Latin: elm) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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ulmaceous (ʌlˈmeɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Ulmaceae, a temperate and tropical family of deciduous trees and shrubs having scaly buds, simple serrated leaves, and typically winged fruits: includes the elms
 
[C19: via New Latin Ulmāceae, from Latin ulmus elm tree]

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