elm

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Ulmus minor, an elm.

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

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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
  2. (uncountable, usually attributive) wood from an elm tree

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elm m (plural elms)

  1. Helmet.