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common name for some temperate members of the Celastraceae, a family of trees and shrubs (many of them climbing forms), widely distributed except in polar regions.
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an elm, Ulmus alata, of SE North America having twigs with winged corky edges

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an E North American shrub or small tree, Euonymus atropurpureus, with scarlet capsules and seeds

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a large fast-moving food and game fish, Acanthocybium solandri, of tropical seas: family Scombridae (mackerels and tunnies)
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Loblolly and shortleaf pine accounted for 99% of all foraging observations on pines, whereas post oak, white oak, winged elm, southern red oak, and sweetgum accounted for 82% of hardwoods selected by foraging RCWs (Table 2).
Winged elm and slippery elm are different species, but both are alternatively referred to as red elm.