from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tall timber tree (Eucalyptus globulus) of Australia, having smooth, bluish deciduous bark and lance-shaped aromatic leaves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A gum tree of the species Eucalyptus globulus or any of a number of other species of Eucalyptus in Australia.
- n. A forest red gum.
- n. A person of sub-Saharan African origin, alluding to the blue coloring around their gumline
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. an Australian myrtaceous tree (Eucalyptus globulus), of the loftiest proportions, now cultivated in tropical and warm temperate regions for its timber, and as a protection against malaria. The essential oil is beginning to be used in medicine. The timber is very useful. See Eucalyptus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a blue coloration of the free edge of the gums, frequent in cases of lead-poisoning.
- n. The blue-gum tree.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tall fast-growing timber tree with leaves containing a medicinal oil; young leaves are bluish
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