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

  • n. A deciduous tree (Nyssa sylvatica) of the eastern United States and Mexico, having glossy, somewhat leathery leaves and soft wood. Also called black gum, pepperidge.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See Turelo.

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

  • n. columnar tree of eastern North America having horizontal limbs and small leaves that emerge late in spring and have brilliant color in early fall


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