from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Ulmus pedunculata of central Europe. See Ulmus.
- n. The planer-tree, Planera aquatica. See planer-tree.
- n. The common white elm, Ulmus Americana.
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Associated with river swamp forests are button bush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), water ash (Fraxinus caroliniana), water-elm (Planera aquatica), and black willow (Salix nigra).
The distance was undulating prairie, bisected by stretches of the intermittent streams peculiar to the region lined with the rich green of live-oak and water-elm.
Pearson's laugh woke an owl one hour too early in his water-elm on the river bank, half a mile away.
He remembered calling out: "Let up, now -- no fair gouging!" and then he crawled from under the lion like a worm, with his mouth full of grass and dirt, and a big lump on the back of his head where it had struck the root of a water-elm.
So sure was she of his immediate proximity that she perched herself to idle for a time in the curve of a great creeper that looped down from a giant water-elm.
a young tarantula in his bill, and the other eye noticed a rabbit-hawk sitting on a dead limb in a water-elm.