1. [syn: gum tree, gum]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
gum tree \gum" tree`\ n.
Any tree that exudes a gum, such as:
(a) The black gum (Nyssa multiflora), one of the largest
trees of the Southern States, bearing a small blue fruit,
the favorite food of the opossum. Most of the large trees
(b) A tree of the genus Eucalyptus; a eucalypt. See
(c) The sweet gum tree of the United States (Liquidambar
styraciflua), a large and beautiful tree with pointedly
lobed leaves and woody burlike fruit. It exudes an
aromatic terebinthine juice.
(d) The sour gum tree.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or
Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum [syn: gum