any tree that exudes gum, as a eucalyptus, the sour gum, or the sweet gum.
any of various other gum-yielding trees, as the sapodilla.
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How to use gum tree in a sentence
We came upon buffalo tracks near a large water-hole, and here we each climbed a gum-tree and awaited the arrival of our prey.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont | Louis de Rougemont
All the other men at the same time tap it with twigs of a particular gum tree, chanting the while.
The gum-tree is highly combustible, and it is a common practice with them to kindle their fires at the root of one of these trees.The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay | Arthur Phillip
The polygonum still prevailed upon them in places, and the blue-gum tree alone occupied their outskirts.
The gum tree proved to be a sapling of no great promise or pretensions.Tiny Luttrell | Ernest William Hornung
British Dictionary definitions for gumtree
any of various trees that yield gum, such as the eucalyptus, sweet gum, and sour gum: Sometimes shortened to: gum
Also called: gumwood the wood of the eucalyptus tree
up a gumtree informal in a very awkward position; in difficulties
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