Elm
Elm Elm, n. [AS. elm; akin to D. olm, OHG. elm, G. ulme, Icel. almr, Dan. & Sw. alm, L. ulmus, and E. alder. Cf. {Old}.] (Bot.) A tree of the genus {Ulmus}, of several species, much used as a shade tree, particularly in America. The English elm is {Ulmus campestris}; the common American or white elm is {U. Americana}; the slippery or red elm, {U. fulva}. [1913 Webster]

{Elm beetle} (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of beetles (esp. {Galeruca calmariensis}), which feed on the leaves of the elm.

{Elm borer} (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of beetles of which the larv[ae] bore into the wood or under the bark of the elm (esp. {Saperda tridentata}).

{Elm butterfly} (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of butterflies, which, in the caterpillar state, feed on the leaves of the elm (esp. {Vanessa antiopa} and {Grapta comma}). See {Comma butterfly}, under {Comma}.

{Elm moth} (Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of moths of which the larv[ae] destroy the leaves of the elm (esp. {Eugonia subsignaria}, called elm spanworm).

{Elm sawfly} (Zo["o]l.), a large sawfly ({Cimbex Americana}). The larva, which is white with a black dorsal stripe, feeds on the leaves of the elm. [1913 Webster]


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  • ELM — steht für: geographische Objekte Elm (Höhenzug), ein Höhenzug in Niedersachsen (Deutschland) Elm (Steiermark), Berg auf der steirischen Seite des Toten Gebirges ein waldreiches Gebiet im Naturpark Nördlicher Oberpfälzer Wald bei Vohenstrauß… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Elm — steht für: geografische Objekte Elm (Höhenzug), ein Höhenzug in Niedersachsen (Deutschland) Elm (Steiermark), Berg auf der steirischen Seite des Toten Gebirges ein waldreiches Gebiet im Naturpark Nördlicher Oberpfälzer Wald bei Vohenstrauß… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • elm — /elm/, n. 1. any tree of the genus Ulmus, as U. procera (English elm), characterized by the gradually spreading columnar manner of growth of its branches. Cf. American elm, elm family. 2. the wood of such a tree. [bef. 1000; ME, OE; c. OHG elm;… …   Universalium

  • ELM — or ELM may refer to:* Elm, a tree of the Genus Ulmus In places: * Elm, Cambridgeshire, a village in Cambridgeshire, England * Elm (range), a hill range in Germany * Elm, Switzerland, a village in the Canton of Glarus * Elm Township, Gage County,… …   Wikipedia

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  • Elm — Тип Почтовый клиент Автор Dave Taylor Разработчик Bill Pembe …   Википедия

  • elm — [elm] adj. [ME & OE, akin to OHG elm: see ELDER2] designating a family (Ulmaceae, order Urticales) of dicotyledonous trees growing largely in the North Temperate Zone n. 1. any of a genus (Ulmus) of tall, deciduous shade trees of the elm family,… …   English World dictionary

  • elm — [ elm ] noun 1. ) count a large tree with round leaves that fall off in winter 2. ) uncount the wood of the elm tree …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • elm — O.E. elm, from P.Gmc. *elmaz (Cf. Dan. elm, O.N. almr, O.H.G. elme), perhaps from PIE root *el red, brown (see ELK (Cf. elk)); cognate with L. ulmus, O.Ir. lem. Ger. Ulme, Du. olm are from or influenced by the L …   Etymology dictionary

  • elm — [elm] n [U and C] [: Old English;] a type of large tree with broad leaves, or the wood from this tree …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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