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).

    Mississippi lowland forests

  • 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.

    Roads of Destiny

  • Pearson's laugh woke an owl one hour too early in his water-elm on the river bank, half a mile away.

    Waifs and Strays Part 1

  • 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.

    Heart of the West [Annotated]

  • 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.

    Heart of the West [Annotated]

  • a young tarantula in his bill, and the other eye noticed a rabbit-hawk sitting on a dead limb in a water-elm.

    Heart of the West [Annotated]


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