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Origin of red gum

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First recorded in 1590–1610; from earlier red gowm, red gown, alteration of Middle English radegund, redgoun(d) “red pus”

Other definitions for red gum (2 of 2)

red gum2

noun
any of several trees of the genus Eucalyptus, especially E. camaldulensis, having smooth, gray bark.
the hard, reddish wood of this tree, used for making railroad ties, fence posts, etc.

Origin of red gum

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First recorded in 1780–90; red1 + gum (tree)
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British Dictionary definitions for red gum

red gum

noun
any of several Australian myrtaceous trees of the genus Eucalyptus, esp E. camaldulensis, which has reddish woodSee also blue gum
the hard red wood from this tree, used for making railway sleepers, posts, etc
another name for sweet gum
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