gum tree

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Examples of gum tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An Australian student shared a gum tree blooming after the wildfires there. Daniel Mason, New York Times, "How a College Final Became a Lesson in Survival," 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, "Swampland Sublime: The Landscapes of Louisiana," 8 Feb. 2020 But thousands of resilient gum trees still stand, their thin, branchless trunks blackened to pitch. Scott Wilson, Washington Post, "In Australia, fires heat up environmental movement," 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, "A fires rage across Australia, fears grow for rare species," 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, "Scientists look for ways to counter the dietary dilemma of koalas - The Boston Globe," 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, "Scientists look for ways to counter the dietary dilemma of koalas - The Boston Globe," 10 Sep. 2019 Although Florida also produces honey from orange blossoms, gallberries and wildflowers, the honey from white tupelo gum trees ranks highest in price and flavor. Jennifer Kay, The Seattle Times, "Hurricane Michael could sour Florida’s tupelo honey harvest," 22 Oct. 2018 Twenty minutes away via seaplane is Pretty Beach House, an incredibly chic four-room hotel on a bay surrounded by gum trees near Bouddi National Park, on the Bouddi Peninsula. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Sydney: The Black Book," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of gum tree

1676, in the meaning defined above

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“Gum tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gum%20tree. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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