noun Southern and South Midland U.S.
a gum tree, hollowed especially by decay, in which bees live or from which hives are made.
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Origin of bee gum
An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
Words nearby bee gum
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Example sentences from the Web for bee gum
It was a very useless thing, and foolish too, to be throwing a cat into a bee-gum; for this was nothing else.The Memories of Fifty Years|William H. Sparks
Them two boys will fight a bee-gum o' sucklin' wildcats—tooth and toe-nail.In Happy Valley|John Fox
Well, I am going back for a bee-gum I saw in a fence corner.The Prodigal Judge|Vaughan Kester