from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See gum1.
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- n. A eucalyptus tree.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The black gum (Nyssa multiflora), one of the largest trees of the Southern States, bearing a small blue fruit, the favorite food of the opossum. Most of the large trees become hollow.
- n. A tree of the genus Eucalyptus; a eucalypt. See eucalpytus
- n. The sweet gum tree of the United States (Liquidambar styraciflua), a large and beautiful tree with pointedly lobed leaves and woody burlike fruit. It exudes an aromatic terebinthine juice.
- n. The sour gum tree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See gum, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum
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Trim building, petrol pumps, big gum tree growing around one side, a general air of prosperity; the air smelt of eucalyptus oil, the sea, petrol, and frying meat from the café; the sounds were the chugging of the pump, the cries of sea-birds, voices in conversation, a dog somewhere barking in play; I couldn't put my finger on what should have been there but was not.