[ guhm-wood ]

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

Origin of gumwood

First recorded in 1675–85; gum1 + wood1

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

How to use gumwood in a sentence

  • The walls of the first floor are finished in oiled and waxed gumwood.

  • Tharn, narrow-eyed and alert, watched them halt and gather gumwood torches, saw these latter ignited and the march resumed.

    The Return of Tharn | Howard Carleton Browne
  • 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