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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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Origin of gum tree

An Americanism dating back to 1670–80
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British Dictionary definitions for gum tree

gumtree
/ (ˈɡʌmˌtriː) /

noun
any of various trees that yield gum, such as the eucalyptus, sweet gum, and sour gumSometimes 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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