from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A deciduous tree (Nyssa sylvatica) of eastern North America, having glossy, somewhat leathery leaves that turn bright scarlet or orange in the fall.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The water-tupelo, Nyssa biflora, a tree inhabiting wet ground along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
  • noun Eucalyptus stellulata.
  • noun A North American tree, Nyssa multiflora, 40 to 70 feet high, bearing a dark-blue berry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A tree native to eastern North America, Nyssa sylvatica.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun columnar tree of eastern North America having horizontal limbs and small leaves that emerge late in spring and have brilliant color in early fall
  • noun a small mallee with rough dark-colored bark toward the butt; yields a red eucalyptus kino gum


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