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gum tree

any tree that exudes gum, as a eucalyptus, the sour gum, or the sweet gum.
any of various other gum-yielding trees, as the sapodilla.
Origin of gum tree
An Americanism dating back to 1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But it was warm beneath the gum tree where the fire leaped and roared.

    Lewis Rand Mary Johnston
  • The gum tree proved to be a sapling of no great promise or pretensions.

    Tiny Luttrell Ernest William Hornung
  • The Australian Eucalyptus globŭlus (a gum tree) has been successfully introduced.

  • That I do, for the gum tree is as familiar to my eyes as anything can be on so dark a night as this.

  • Don't it seem as if one was shut up in the bush, or tied to a gum tree, so as one can never have a chance to see anything?

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • The wood is longer grained, and more tough, splitting easier and more true than any other species of the gum tree.

  • Of the gum tree there are found upwards of 150 species, many of which are of great value.

  • I thought it strange he should be there when all the people were at the gum tree, and wagering going on,' said Doonan.

    Settling Day Nat Gould
  • A gum tree forty feet away had tapped the pipe and was drinking the water.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Both bodies were recovered; that of Wishart was taken to Hobarton, and Olav was buried on the shore at the foot of a gum tree.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale

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