Definition of slippery elm in English:

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slippery elm

noun

A North American elm with coarsely textured leaves and rough outer bark. The mucilaginous inner bark of this tree has long been used medicinally.
  • Ulmus rubra (or fulva) , family Ulmaceae.
Example sentences
  • They are psyllium, taurine, dandelion, St Mary's Thistle, globe artichoke and slippery elm bark, which have liver protective, restorative properties.
  • Of those, hickories, oaks, flowering dogwood, slippery elm, red maple, and tulip poplar constituted 70% of all detections.
  • The small sapling layer was also diverse and was dominated by sugar maple and hop hornbeam followed by pignut hickory, slippery elm, and paw paw.

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Syllabification: slip·per·y elm

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