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Noun: black gum  blak gúm
  1. Columnar tree of eastern North America having horizontal limbs and small leaves that emerge late in spring and have brilliant colour in early fall
    - sour gum, pepperidge, Nyssa sylvatica
  2. A small mallee with rough dark-coloured bark toward the butt; yields a red eucalyptus kino gum
    - black mallee, black sally, Eucalytus stellulata

Derived forms: black gums

Type of: mallee, tupelo, tupelo tree

Encyclopedia: Black gum