black gum noun
: a tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica) of the eastern United States with light and soft but tough wood
First Known Use of BLACK GUM
black gum noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Most widely distributed tupelo, Nyssa sylvatica, also known as black tupelo or pepperidge tree. It is found in moist areas of the eastern U.S. from Maine south to the Gulf Coast and westward to Oklahoma. Its wood is light and soft but tough. The black gum is sometimes grown as an ornamental and is prized for its brilliant scarlet autumnal foliage.
Variants of BLACK GUM
black gum or sour gum
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