water gum


noun

any of several Australian trees of the myrtle family, growing near water.

Nearby words

  1. water gap,
  2. water gas,
  3. water gate,
  4. water gauge,
  5. water glass,
  6. water gun,
  7. water hammer,
  8. water heater,
  9. water hemlock,
  10. water hen

Origin of water gum

First recorded in 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for water gum

water gum

noun

any of several gum trees, esp Nyssa biflora (or tupelo), of swampy areas of North America: family Nyssaceae
any of several Australian myrtaceous trees, esp Tristania laurina, of swampy ground
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