from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See sour gum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Nyssa sylvatica, a medium-sized deciduous tree of North America.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A North American tree (Nyssa multiflora) with very tough wood, handsome oval polished leaves, and very acid berries, -- the sour gum, or common tupelo. See tupelo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See piperidge.
- n. The black-gum, sour-gum, or tupelo. See black-gum and Nyssa. Also piperidge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. columnar tree of eastern North America having horizontal limbs and small leaves that emerge late in spring and have brilliant color in early fall
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)