Water-elm

water elm

noun

Origin:
1810–20, Americanism

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water elm

noun
1. Eurasian elm closely resembling the American elm; thrives in a moist environment 
2. large ornamental tree with graceful gradually spreading branches common in eastern North America [syn: American elm
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