Cape gum

noun

Definition of Cape gum

1 : a gum arabic obtained from various southern African acacias (especially Acacia horrida and A. giraffae) — see karroo bush
2 : a tree yielding Cape gum

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History and Etymology for Cape gum

from Cape of Good Hope

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“Cape gum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cape%20gum. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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