cabbage gum


Definition of cabbage gum

: any of certain Australian gum trees (especially Eucalyptus pauciflora and E. virgata) with very soft wood and thick leaves

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First Known Use of cabbage gum

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cabbage gum

probably so called from the fleshy leaves

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The first known use of cabbage gum was in 1887

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“Cabbage gum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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