Elm beetle
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • elm beetle — elm beetle, any one of various beetles that feed the leaves of elm trees …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dutch-elm beetle — noun a vector of the fungus causing Dutch elm disease • Syn: ↑Scolytus multistriatus • Hypernyms: ↑bark beetle • Member Holonyms: ↑Scolytus, ↑genus Scolytus …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elm borer — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elm butterfly — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elm moth — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elm sawfly — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elm bark beetle — elm′ bark bee tle n. 1) ent a shiny, dark reddish brown European bark beetle, Scolytus multistriatus, now widespread in the U.S.: the primary vector of Dutch elm disease 2) ent a bark beetle, Hylurgopinus opaculus, of E North America, that also… …   From formal English to slang

  • elm bark beetle — ☆ elm bark beetle n. the bark boring beetle (Scolytus multistriatus) that feeds on the bark of elm trees and carries Dutch elm disease …   English World dictionary

  • elm leaf beetle — ☆ elm leaf beetle n. a beetle (Pyrrhalta luteola) that feeds on the leaves of elm trees while in both its larval and adult stages …   English World dictionary

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