Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A tree of the genus Celtis of the nettle family, chiefly the Old World species C. australis and the North American C. occidentalis: so named from the aspect of the leaves.
  • noun An Australian tree of the genus Laportea.

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Examples

  • In the higher part of the deciduous forest belt, stands are dominated by aspen (Populus tremula) and the "nettle-tree" (Celtis caucasia).

    Tian Shan foothill arid steppe

  • I have watered the red huckleberry, the sand cherry and the nettle-tree, the red pine and the black ash, the white grape and the yellow violet, which might have withered else in dry seasons.

    Walden

  • I tried, however, taking botany as my guide; it suggested to me, as substitutes for the mulberry, the members of closely-related families: the elm, the nettle-tree, the nettle, the pellitory.

    More Hunting Wasps

  • I have watered the red huckleberry, the sand cherry and the nettle-tree, the red pine and the black ash, the white grape and the yellow violet, which might have withered else in dry seasons.

    Walden~ Chapter 01 (historical)

  • I have watered the red huckleberry, the sand cherry and the nettle-tree, the red pine and the black ash, the white grape and the yellow violet, which might have withered else in dry seasons.

    Walden

  • _samarce_ -- the shady nettle-tree (_Celtis crassifolia_), with its large cordate leaves and black drupes -- and last, though not least interesting, the water-loving cotton-wood (_Populus angulata_).

    The Quadroon Adventures in the Far West

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