blue gum


Definition of blue gum

: any of several Australian trees (genus Eucalyptus) that yield valuable timber

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In a 2014 study by University of California psychologists, students looked up at a grove of 200-feet-tall Tasmanian blue gum eucalyptus trees on Berkeley’s campus for one minute. Ailsa Ross, Longreads, "Mountains, Transcending," 9 Aug. 2019 South Africa has long pioneered the restoration of watersheds by removing invasive species like blue gum, wattles, and the vine kudzu, and increasing water flows in rivers. Peter Gleick, Fortune, "Commentary: Cape Town Is Running out of Water. Could More Cities Be Next?," 7 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of blue gum

1802, in the meaning defined above

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