from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mixture of gum and resin that exudes from some plants or trees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mixture of gum and resin secreted by a plant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the milky juice of a plant solidified by exposure to air; one of certain inspissated saps, mixtures of, or having properties of, gum and resin; a resin containing more or less mucilaginous and gummy matter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A vegetable secretion formed of resin mixed with more or less gum or mucilage.

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

  • n. a mixture of resin and gum


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  • The parched wilga caught and the gum resin at its tender heart exploded outward.

    The Thorn Birds


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