gum tree

noun

Examples of gum tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, with too few gum trees—as Aussies call eucalypts—on French Island, where many have been removed for cattle and sheep grazing, the koalas are essentially eating themselves out of house and home. Elizabeth Warkentin, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 July 2024 That sentiment is also common in Cape Otway, Victoria, a forested triangle of coastline where a small cohort of French Island koalas was reintroduced in the 1980s—and quickly boomed, gnawing its way through the region’s manna gum trees. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 17 June 2024 Invasive black wattle, pine and gum trees crowd the jagged slopes that encircle this region’s sprawling wine lands, displacing native vegetation and choking off precious water that would otherwise trickle into the city’s reservoirs. Katharine Houreld, Washington Post, 28 Feb. 2024 Last month, Answer Man visited the London gum tree. John Kelly, Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2023 For each one eliminated, officials plan to plant several new trees, such as Canary Island pines, African Tulip trees, flowering red coal gum trees and other species. Joshua Emerson Smith, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Apr. 2023 Even the surrounding gum trees seemed in on the secret; the usual rustle of their leaves absent in the stillness. Sandra L. Rostirolla, Good Housekeeping, 5 Apr. 2023 Mom can text you while replanting the gum tree. Mark Stock, Men's Health, 17 Dec. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

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 23 Jul. 2024.

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