Etymology: Old English elmOld English, elm, from Germanic
- a tree of the genus Ulmus of the family Ulmaceae, large deciduous trees with alternate stipulate leaves and small apetalous flowers
- (usually attributive) wood from an elm tree
- elmaz, from Indo-European. Cognate with dialectal German Ilm, Swedish alm; and (from Indo-European) with Latin ulmus.
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