black gum definition

  • noun:
    • See sour gum.
    • A tree indigenous to east the united states, Nyssa sylvatica.
    • See under Ebony, Blue, an such like.
    • A North United states tree, Nyssa multiflora, 40 to 70 foot high, bearing a dark-blue berry.
    • The water-tupelo, Nyssa biflora, a tree inhabiting wet floor over the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
    • Eucalyptus stellulata.
    • columnar tree of east the united states having horizontal limbs and small leaves that emerge late in spring and also have brilliant color in early fall
    • a small mallee with rough dark-colored bark toward the butt; yields a red eucalyptus kino gum
  • adjective:
    • an American tree, the tupelo or pepperidge. See Tupelo.

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