water gum

Origin of water gum

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for water gum

water gum

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