bassora gum

noun, often capitalized B
bas·​so·​ra gum | \ ˈbas-rə-, ˈba-sə-, ˈbəs-rə, ˈbə-sə- \

Definition of bassora gum

: sterculia gum especially : a gum derived from an Asian tree (Cochlospermum gossypium)

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for bassora gum

from Bassorah (Basra), Iraq

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About bassora gum

Dictionary Entries Near bassora gum

basso profundo

bassora gum

basso-relievo

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for bassora gum

Cite this Entry

“Bassora gum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bassora%20gum. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon
Seen & Heard
People are talking about

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!