Elm vs Olm - What's the difference?

elm | olm |

As a symbol elm

is .

As a noun olm is

, a cave-dwelling salamander with external gills, found along the coast from northeastern italy to montenegro.



(wikipedia elm)


  • (lb) A tree of the genus Ulmus of the family Ulmaceae, large deciduous trees with alternate stipulate leaves and small apetalous flowers.
  • *
  • *:It was not far from the house; but the ground sank into a depression there, and the ridge of it behind shut out everything except just the roof of the tallest hayrick. As one sat on the sward behind the elm', with the back turned on the rick and nothing in front but the tall ' elms and the oaks in the other hedge, it was quite easy to fancy it the verge of the prairie with the backwoods close by.
  • Wood from an elm tree.
  • Derived terms

    * * * Dutch elm disease * * * * * Siberian elm *

    See also

    * keyaki, kiaki * zelkova


    * * * ----



    (wikipedia olm)


    (en noun)
  • , a cave-dwelling salamander with external gills, found along the coast from northeastern Italy to Montenegro.
  • * 1990 , Jerry Pallotta, The Frog Alphabet Book , unnumbered page,
  • O is for Olm'. The '''Olm''' has teeny-weeny legs. Its eyes are covered with skin and it can barely see. ' Olms live in caves where there is hardly any light.
  • * 2007 , Ross Piper, Extraordinary Animals: An Encyclopedia of Curious and Unusual Animals , page 266,
  • A fully grown olm' is around 30 cm with a sinuous body and long tail. There are two pairs of stumpy legs and three pairs of feathery gills behind the head. In its natural environment, the ' olm is pink with semitranslucent skin.
  • * 2012 , Michael Hearst, Unusual Creatures , page 74,
  • Also known as the proteus, the olm is a blind amphibian found only in the underwater caves of southern Europe, specifically parts of Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia.
  • * 2012 , Ana Maria Rodriguez, Vampire Bats, Giant Insects, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Darkest Caves , page 32,
  • Olms have special sensors inside their ears that detect sound waves in the water as well as vibrations from the ground.


    * * ----