winged elm
noun Date: 1820 an elm (Ulmus alata) of the United States having twigs with prominent corky projections — called also wahoo

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  • winged elm — winged′ elm′ n. pln a small tree, Ulmus alata, of SE North America, having twigs edged with flat, corky projections • Etymology: 1810–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • winged elm — noun North American elm having twigs and young branches with prominent corky projections • Syn: ↑wing elm, ↑Ulmus alata • Hypernyms: ↑elm, ↑elm tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Ulmus, ↑genus Ulmus …   Useful english dictionary

  • winged elm — sparnuotoji vinkšna statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Guobinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Ulmus alata), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ulmus alata angl. small leaf elm; wahoo elm; winged elm šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • winged elm — a small tree, Ulmus alata, of southeastern North America, having twigs edged with flat, corky projections. Also called wahoo. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • elm tree — noun any of various trees of the genus Ulmus: important timber or shade trees • Syn: ↑elm • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑winged elm, ↑wing elm, ↑Ulmus alata, ↑Amer …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Winged — Winged, a. 1. Furnished with wings; transported by flying; having winglike expansions. [1913 Webster] 2. Soaring with wings, or as if with wings; hence, elevated; lofty; sublime. [R.] [1913 Webster] How winged the sentiment that virtue is to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elm family — noun a dicot family of the order Urticales including: genera Ulmus, Celtis, Planera, Trema • Syn: ↑Ulmaceae, ↑family Ulmaceae • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family …   Useful english dictionary

  • elm family — the plant family Ulmaceae, typified by deciduous trees having simple and often toothed leaves, small petalless flowers, winged fleshy or nutlike fruit, and watery sap, and including the elm, hackberry, and planer tree. * * * …   Universalium

  • List of Elm species, varieties, cultivars and hybrids — Species, varieties= * Mountain elms : spring flowering; flowers subsessile; leaves usually rough above. ** Ulmus bergmanniana Bergmann s Elm *** Ulmus bergmanniana var. bergmanniana *** Ulmus bergmanniana var. lasiophylla ** Ulmus castaneifolia… …   Wikipedia

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