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 Dictionary entry overview: What does elm tree mean? 

ELM TREE (noun)
  The noun ELM TREE has 1 sense:

1. any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees

  Familiarity information: ELM TREE used as a noun is very rare.

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ELM TREE (noun)

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Any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees

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Nouns denoting plants


elm; elm tree

Hypernyms ("elm tree" is a kind of...):

tree (a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms)

Meronyms (substance of "elm tree"):

elm; elmwood (hard tough wood of an elm tree; used for e.g. implements and furniture)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "elm tree"):

rock elm; Ulmus thomasii (tall widely distributed elm of eastern North America)

red elm; September elm; Ulmus serotina (autumn-flowering elm of southeastern United States)

guernsey elm; Jersey elm; Ulmus campestris sarniensis; Ulmus campestris wheatleyi; Ulmus sarniensis; wheately elm (a variety of the English elm with erect branches and broader leaves)

red elm; slippery elm; Ulmus rubra (North American elm having rough leaves that are red when opening; yields a hard wood)

Chinese elm; dwarf elm; Siberian elm; Ulmus pumila (fast-growing shrubby Asian tree naturalized in United States for shelter or ornament)

English elm; European elm; Ulmus procera (broad spreading rough-leaved elm common throughout Europe and planted elsewhere)

Chinese elm; Ulmus parvifolia (small fast-growing tree native to Asia; widely grown as shelterbelts and hedges)

Ulmus laevis; water elm (Eurasian elm closely resembling the American elm; thrives in a moist environment)

Huntingdon elm; Ulmus hollandica vegetata (erect vigorous hybrid ornamental)

Dutch elm; Ulmus hollandica (any of various hybrid ornamental European shade trees ranging from dwarf to tall)

Ulmus glabra; witch elm; wych elm (Eurasian elm often planted as a shade tree)

cedar elm; Ulmus crassifolia (elm of southern United States and Mexico having spreading pendulous corky branches)

European field elm; smooth-leaved elm; Ulmus carpinifolia (European elm with lustrous smooth leaves used as an ornamental)

American elm; rock elm; Ulmus americana; water elm; white elm (large ornamental tree with graceful gradually spreading branches common in eastern North America)

Ulmus alata; wing elm; winged elm (North American elm having twigs and young branches with prominent corky projections)

Holonyms ("elm tree" is a member of...):

genus Ulmus; Ulmus (type genus of family Ulmaceae; deciduous trees having simple serrate leaves; widely distributed in temperate regions)

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