gum tree

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Recent Examples on the Web Goats also love to climb, and can reach up more than 6 feet by standing on their hind legs to eat tasty gum tree leaves or even pull over entire saplings. Alice Uribe, WSJ, 7 Jan. 2022 One man was flung high into a massive gum tree and remained there until rescue arrived. New York Times, 23 June 2021 An Australian student shared a gum tree blooming after the wildfires there. Daniel Mason, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2020 And God was not waiting for artists among tupelo gum trees or brackish marsh or duckweed. Zachary Fine, The New York Review of Books, 8 Feb. 2020 But thousands of resilient gum trees still stand, their thin, branchless trunks blackened to pitch. Scott Wilson, Washington Post, 18 Jan. 2020 But the specific types of rare gum tree blossoms that the honeyeaters prefer to feed on, and nest near, could be in short supply. John Pickrell, Science | AAAS, 17 Dec. 2019 The tragic thing is that near all the stripped manna gum trees, there was plenty of another kind of eucalyptus. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Sep. 2019 In 2013, a koala population in Cape Otway, Australia, plucked the leaves off every manna gum tree in the area, triggering a die-off of trees and koalas. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of gum tree

1676, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gum tree was in 1676

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“Gum tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gum%20tree. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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