gum digger

noun

NZ a person who digs for fossilized kauri gum in a gum field

Nearby words

  1. gum arabic,
  2. gum band,
  3. gum benzoin,
  4. gum bichromate process,
  5. gum dammar,
  6. gum digger's spear,
  7. gum elastic,
  8. gum elemi,
  9. gum eraser,
  10. gum field

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Examples from the Web for gum digger

  • The gold-digger is found in many parts of the earth; the gum-digger belongs to New Zealand alone.

    The Long White Cloud|William Pember Reeves
  • Unlike the gold-seeker, the gum-digger can hope for no great and sudden stroke of fortune.

    The Long White Cloud|William Pember Reeves