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an elm, Ulmus rubra, of eastern North America, having a mucilaginous inner bark.
the bark of this elm, used as a demulcent.
slippery elm
a tree, Ulmus fulva, of E North America, having oblong serrated leaves, notched winged fruits, and a mucilaginous inner bark
the bark of this tree, used medicinally as a demulcent


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