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elm

Overview

This page has 5 definitions of elm with English translations in 4 languages. Elm is a noun. Also define these 9 related words and terms: Ulmus, Ulmaceae, deciduous, stipulate, apetalous, elven, science, helmet, and elm.

See also: Elm

English

Ulmus minor, an elm.
Asymmetry of leaf (U. rubra)

Etymology

From Old English elm, from Proto-Germanic *elmaz (compare dialectal Low German Elm, dialectal German Ilm, Norwegian and Swedish alm), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁élem 'mountain elm' (compare Irish leamh, Latin ulmus, Albanian ulzë (maple)).

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Noun

elm (countable and uncountable, plural elms)

  1. (countable) A tree of the genus Ulmus of the family Ulmaceae, large deciduous trees with alternate stipulate leaves and small apetalous flowers.
    Synonym: (dialectal) elven
    • 1879, R[ichard] J[efferies], chapter 1, in The Amateur Poacher, London: Smith, Elder, & Co., [], OCLC 752825175:
      It was not far from the house; but the ground sank into a depression there, and the ridge of it behind shut out everything except just the roof of the tallest hayrick. As one sat on the sward behind the elm, with the back turned on the rick and nothing in front but the tall elms and the oaks in the other hedge, it was quite easy to fancy it the verge of the prairie with the backwoods close by.
    • Deciduous definition
      Describing a part that falls off, or is shed, at a particular time or stage of development. (1 of 3 deciduous definitions)
    • Apetalous definition
      Having no petals.
  2. (uncountable, usually attributive) Wood from an elm tree.

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Azerbaijani

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Roman elm
Perso-Arabic

Etymology

Ultimately from Arabic عِلْم(ʿilm).

Noun

elm (definite accusative elmi, plural elmlər)

  1. science
    • Science definition
      A particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or natural ability. (1 of 8 science definitions)

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Catalan

Etymology

From Latin helmus, elmus, attested from the 13th century.[1]

Noun

elm m (plural elms)

  1. helmet

Related terms

  • elmet

References

  1. ^ “elm” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.

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Scots

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Noun

elm (plural elms)

  1. elm