[guhm-woo d]


the wood of a gum tree, especially the wood of a eucalyptus or of the sweet gum.

Nearby words

  1. gumshield,
  2. gumshoe,
  3. gumsucker,
  4. gumtree,
  5. gumweed,
  6. gun,
  7. gun brig,
  8. gun camera,
  9. gun carriage,
  10. gun control

Origin of gumwood

First recorded in 1675–85; gum1 + wood1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gumwood

  • Quickly Tharn propped the torch of gumwood against a tree bole and dragged the two corpses into the brush.

    The Return of Tharn|Howard Carleton Browne