gutta-gum tree


Definition of gutta-gum tree 

: a tropical American tree (Vismia guianensis) of the family Hypericaceae having red sap which yields American gamboge

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History and Etymology for gutta-gum tree

gutta-gum probably from gutta entry 2 + gum

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