American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The wood of a gum tree, especially of a sweet gum.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wood of a gum-tree.
- n. A plant of the genus Commidendron, an arborescent composite peculiar to the island of St. Helena.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the wood of any gum tree, esp. the wood of the Eucalyptus piperita, of New South Wales.
- n. wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum.
- n. wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
“The large gumwood cabinet clashes with the living room's well-considered furnishings, but at least it does sound better than the old set -- until "the interference" begins.”
“The decline of the St. Helena gumwood Commidendrum robustum.”
“A small gumwood stand survives at Peak Dale; the remainder of the island is covered by pasture, abandoned flax plantations, replanted woodland, dry rocky lowland, and some semi-natural shrubland vegetation.”
“The walls of the first floor are finished in oiled and waxed gumwood.”
“Large masses of Java teak and Yellow wood have also been found, besides immense trees of red and white cedar, and the blue gumwood of New Holland, in a perfectly sound condition.”
“The east had grown pale, there was a murmur from the dark forests on either bank, the timorous chirping or bad-tempered squawk of a bird, a faint fragrance of burning gumwood from the fishing villages established on the river bank, where, in dancing spots of light, the women were tending their fires.”
“The country around Hickory is rolling, falling away somewhat boldly on the south and southwest towards the outlying spurs of the South Mountains; less boldly towards the north and northwest, where it expands itself in gently undulating folds; the whole covered with a not very dense growth of oak, hickory, chestnut and pine, with an undergrowth of dogwood, gumwood and chinquepin.”
A Sketch of the Tobacco Interests In North Carolina. Being an Account of the Culture, Handling and Manufacture of the Staple; Together with Some Information Respecting the Principal Farmers, Manufacturing Establishments and Warehouses; with Statistics Exhibiting the Growth of Tobacco in the Western Counties, and Also in the Other Tobacco Producing Regions of the State, as Shown By Comparison of the Crop of 1880 with Those of Preceding Years
“You can bet that when we put that house up for sale the first thing we mentioned to every potential buyer wasn't the brand new kitchen or the newly refinished hardwood floors or the original gumwood moldings, no.”
“The house features hd flrs, meticulously restored gumwood, fp in LR, gourmet granite kit, temperature controlled wine cellar & surround sound throughout.”
“Quite a few species once thought to be extinct have been rediscovered in recent times, including the local ebony (Trochetiopsis ebenus), St. Helena olive (Nesiota elliptica), false gumwood (Commidendrum spurium) and bastard gumwood (Commidendrum rotundifolium).”
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