red gum


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

Example Sentences

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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Word History

First Known Use

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 28 May. 2023.

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