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

  • n. Any of several Australian evergreen trees of the genus Eucalyptus, especially E. camaldulensis or E. calophylla, having lance-shaped, aromatic leaves.
  • n. See strophulus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an eucalyptus tree with red wood, found in Australia.
  • n. a tree of the hazel family, found in North America.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a name given to eight Australian species of Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus amygdalina, resinifera, etc.) which yield a reddish gum resin. See Eucalyptus.

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

  • n. reddish-brown wood and lumber from heartwood of the sweet gum tree used to make furniture
  • n. very large red gum tree
  • n. red gum tree of Tasmania
  • n. a North American tree of the genus Liquidambar having prickly spherical fruit clusters and fragrant sap
  • n. reddish-brown dried gummy exudation from any of several trees of the genus Eucalyptus especially Eucalyptus camaldulensis


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  • Dressed in shorts, shirts and Akubra hats, they pose under a river red gum admiring a work of art they have assembled in the sand: a giant clitoris composed of river-bed rocks wrapped in pink cotton, an Antipodean riposte to the priapic Cerne Abbas Giant.


  • The budgerigars were all asleep in the big red gum up above, and somewhere along the river bed, the mopoke was calling again.



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