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Origin of gum plant
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for gum plant
/ (ˈɡʌmˌwiːd) /
any of several American yellow-flowered plants of the genus Grindelia, esp G. robusta, that have sticky flower heads: family Asteraceae (composites)
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