elmy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

elm +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

elmy (comparative more elmy, superlative most elmy)

  1. (rare, poetic) Pertaining to elm trees; in which elms grow.
    • 1842, Knickerbocker
      The appearance is such that I might compare it to that of the checkered moonlight admitted through an elmy overarching grove...
    • 1918, Austin Clarke, The vengeance of Fionn
      Strange faint hushes / Rose slowly round him / And an elmy breeze / Sighed as waters of day / Far away.
    • 2001, Marguerite Van Die, Religion and public life in Canada: historical and comparative perspectives
      Here amidst an elmy dale arose an imposing Gothic pile...

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