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gum tree

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noun

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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Nearby words

gum print, gum resection, gum resin, gum thus, gum tragacanth, gum tree, gum up, gumball, gumbo, gumbo-limbo, gumboil

Origin of gum tree

An Americanism dating back to 1670–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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