gum tree


Examples of gum tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1676, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gum tree was in 1676

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“Gum tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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