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gum tree

noun
1.
any tree that exudes gum, as a eucalyptus, the sour gum, or the sweet gum.
2.
any of various other gum-yielding trees, as the sapodilla.
Origin of gum tree
1670-1680
1670-80, Americanism
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  • As it ran down the smooth branches of the gumtree and over the leaves it gradually congealed, and formed a white efflorescence.

  • He found Jacky where he had left him at the foot of a gumtree tall and smooth as an admiral's main-mast.

British Dictionary definitions for gumtree

gumtree

/ˈɡʌmˌtriː/
noun
1.
any of various trees that yield gum, such as the eucalyptus, sweet gum, and sour gum Sometimes shortened to gum
2.
Also called gumwood. the wood of the eucalyptus tree
3.
(informal) up a gumtree, in a very awkward position; in difficulties
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