bee gum


, Southern and South Midland U.S.
  1. a gum tree, hollowed especially by decay, in which bees live or from which hives are made.
  2. a beehive.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bee gum1

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20

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Example Sentences

"I found a wild bee gum down thar," he went on in a dead, level tone.

Them two boys will fight a bee-gum o' sucklin' wildcats—tooth and toe-nail.

Dave Jones bought a bee gum of honey and had a time getting out the honey, with all the crowd assisting.

It was a very useless thing, and foolish too, to be throwing a cat into a bee-gum; for this was nothing else.

Well, I am going back for a bee-gum I saw in a fence corner.


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