gum tree

  1. any tree that exudes gum, as a eucalyptus, the sour gum, or the sweet gum.

  2. any of various other gum-yielding trees, as the sapodilla.

Origin of gum tree

An Americanism dating back to 1670–80

Words Nearby gum tree Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gum tree in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for gumtree


/ (ˈɡʌmˌtriː) /

  1. any of various trees that yield gum, such as the eucalyptus, sweet gum, and sour gum: Sometimes shortened to: gum

  2. Also called: gumwood the wood of the eucalyptus tree

  1. up a gumtree informal in a very awkward position; in difficulties

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