a river port in central Egypt on the Nile. Pop: 225 000 (2005 est)
[el-mahy-ruh] /ɛlˈmaɪ rə/ noun 1. a city in S central New York.
[el mees-tee] /ɛl ˈmis ti/ noun 1. a volcano in S Peru, in the Andes. 19,200 feet (5880 meters). /ɛl ˈmiːstiː/ noun 1. a volcano in S Peru, in the Andes. Height: 5852 m (19 199 ft)
noun 1. a chrysomelid beetle, Galerucella luteola, of eastern North America, that feeds on the foliage of elm.
of St. Elmo’s Fire (for which see saint (n.)); probably from Greek elene “torch,” via an apocryphal saint.