Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An unimportant red papular eruption of infants. Also called gum-rash and strophulus.
  • noun A disease of grain: same as rust.
  • noun The resinous product of several eucalypts; Australian kino.
  • noun A red-gum tree.
  • noun See Liquidambar, 1.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) An eruption of red pimples upon the face, neck, and arms, in early infancy; tooth rash; strophulus.
  • noun A name of rust on grain. See Rust.

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

  • noun medicine An eruption of red pimples in early infancy; tooth rash; strophulus.
  • noun rust on grain

Etymologies

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Old English reed gounde; Anglo-Saxon red + gund matter, pus.

Examples

  • A short time ago fifteen fine, red-gum logs 16 feet long were received from Sardis, Miss.

    Seasoning of Wood

  • They rode along for a few miles, keeping close to the river, which wound in and out, fringed with a thick belt of scrub, amongst which rose tall red-gum trees.

    A Little Bush Maid

  • They rode along for a few miles, keeping close to the river, which wound in and out, fringed with a thick belt of scrub, amongst which rose tall red-gum trees.

    A Little Bush Maid

  • It was a picturesque little building, made of heavy red-gum slabs, with a bark roof; the windows were merely square holes cut in the slabs, fitted with heavy wooden covers that now hung open, giving a view of the interior.

    Outback Marriage, an : a story of Australian life

  • But the ingenuity of Waddy was not exhausted: a few hundred feet of rope and a winch were borrowed from the Peep o 'Day; the rope was run round the schoolhouse, and the building was promptly hauled back into shape and fastened down with long timbers running from its sides to a convenient red-gum stump at the back.

    The Gold-Stealers A Story of Waddy

  • The patient was bathing the wound with a decoction of the leaves of the red-gum tree.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The patient was bathing the wound with a decoction of the leaves of the red-gum tree.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The Doatta is a species of this class, and the bark of its root is much relished by the natives, having a sweet and pleasing taste, as is also the trunk of the red-gum; and its leaves, washed in water, form an agreeable beverage.

    The Bushman — Life in a New Country

  • A few scattered red-gum trees, of the size of a well-grown ash, gave a park-like appearance to our paddock, of which we immediately felt extremely proud, and had no doubt of being very comfortable in our new domain.

    The Bushman — Life in a New Country

  • Just a 25-minute taxi ride from the Opera House in Sydney's central business district, the trail climbs high onto a series of sandstone headlands then down to pristine beaches framed by red-gum forest.

    The Seattle Times

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