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 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 sawfly — noun : a large American sawfly (Cimbex americana) that has knobbed antennae, orange tinged tarsi, black head and thorax with somewhat lighter, spotted abdomen, and smoke brown wings, and produces yellowish or greenish white larvae with a dorsal… …   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 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… …   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

  • sawfly — /saw fluy /, n., pl. sawflies. any of numerous hymenopterous insects of the family Tenthredinidae, the female of which has a sawlike ovipositor for inserting the eggs in the tissues of a host plant. [1765 75; SAW1 + FLY2] * * * Any of numerous,… …   Universalium

  • Cimbex Americana — 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

  • Eugonia subsignaria — 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

  • Galeruca calmariensis — 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

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