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white gum

  1. any of various Australian eucalyptuses having a whitish bark.
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Origin of white gum

An Americanism dating back to 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for white gum

Historical Examples

  • From this the river was followed down for thirteen miles, through grassy clay plains, thinly timbered with white-gum.

    Journals of Australian Explorations

    A C and F T Gregory

  • But we crossed four good sized dry creeks, lined with drooping tea-trees and white-gum trees.

  • The flats were well grassed, and lightly timbered with box and white-gum.

British Dictionary definitions for white gum

white gum

  1. any of various Australian eucalyptus trees with whitish bark
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