an elm, Ulmus americana, of North America, cultivated for shade and ornament: state tree of Massachusetts, Nebraska, and North Dakota.
In its appearance it is said to have ‘less grace than the American elm, but more stateliness and grandeur.’
Forest Life and Forest Trees: comprising winter camp-life among the loggers, and wild-wood adventure. John S. Springer
Leaves, larger than American elm, are rough when rubbed either way.
The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties Charles H. (Charles Henry) Snow
- American empire
a style of American furniture making and related crafts from c1815 to c1840, corresponding to the French Empire and late English Regency styles. Contemporary Examples They could call it “The Decline and Fall of the American Empire.” Latest GOP Debate Comical Enough to Be a Disney Animated Movie Leslie Bennetts November 13, 2011 He had […]
- American english
the English language as spoken and written in the U.S. Contemporary Examples Not helping matters: the fact that everyone speaks in unaccented American English. ‘Zero Hour’: Is This the Dumbest Show Ever to Air on TV? Jace Lacob February 12, 2013 Whether you think “An Historical Investigation” (the cover copy) is acceptable American English is […]
- American expeditionary forces
troops sent to Europe by the U.S. Army during World War I. Abbreviation: A.E.F., AEF. Historical Examples While we of the American Expeditionary Forces do not fall into any of these classes, the same is nevertheless probably true of us. The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918 American Expeditionary Forces That […]
- American farm bureau federation
an organization founded in 1920 to promote the interests of farmers, especially through state and national legislation. Abbreviation: AFBF.