red gum


Definition of red gum

1a : any of several Australian eucalyptus trees including one (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) naturalized especially in California
b : the reddish-brown gum of a eucalyptus
2 : sweet gum

Examples of red gum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His stools are available in Claro walnut, hard maple, red gum eucalyptus, redwood, Douglas fir, ash and white oak, and can be used as side tables and plant stands. Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of red gum

1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of red gum was in 1788

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“Red gum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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