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English → English (WordNet) Definition: slippery elm slippery elm n : North American elm having rough leaves that are red when opening; yields a hard wood [syn: red elm, Ulmus rubra]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Slippery elm Slippery \Slip"per*y\, a. [See Slipper, a.] 1. Having the quality opposite to adhesiveness; allowing or causing anything to slip or move smoothly, rapidly, and easily upon the surface; smooth; glib; as, oily substances render things slippery. [1913 Webster] 2. Not affording firm ground for confidence; as, a slippery promise. [1913 Webster] The slippery tops of human state. --Cowley. [1913 Webster] 3. Not easily held; liable or apt to slip away. [1913 Webster] The slippery god will try to loose his hold. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. Liable to slip; not standing firm. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. Unstable; changeable; mutable; uncertain; inconstant; fickle. “The slippery state of kings.” --Denham. [1913 Webster] 6. Uncertain in effect. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] 7. Wanton; unchaste; loose in morals. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Slippery elm. (Bot.) (a) An American tree (Ulmus fulva) with a mucilagenous and slightly aromatic inner bark which is sometimes used medicinally; also, the inner bark itself. (b) A malvaceous shrub (Fremontia Californica); -- so called on the Pacific coast. [1913 Webster]


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