red gum

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nounPathology.

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”

Words Nearby red gum

Other definitions for red gum (2 of 2)

red gum2

noun
  1. any of several trees of the genus Eucalyptus, especially E. camaldulensis, having smooth, gray bark.

  2. 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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How to use red gum in a sentence

  • Their bullock-drays were often bogged in Elizabeth Street, and they made a corduroy crossing over it with red gum logs.

    The Book of the Bush | George Dunderdale

British Dictionary definitions for red gum

red gum

noun
  1. any of several Australian myrtaceous trees of the genus Eucalyptus, esp E. camaldulensis, which has reddish wood: See also blue gum

  2. the hard red wood from this tree, used for making railway sleepers, posts, etc

  1. another name for sweet gum

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