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)

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History and Etymology for bassora gum

from Bassorah (Basra), Iraq

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“Bassora gum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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