Meaning of field elm in English:

field elm

noun

  • A European elm, Ulmus minor, probably originating in southern Europe and formerly widespread across more northern areas, now rarely cultivated due to its susceptibility to Dutch elm disease.

    The taxonomic position of this species is disputed; it is highly variable and comprises several subspecies which some authors believe should be treated separately.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Miller (1666–1724).