red gum

noun

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

First Known Use of red gum

1788, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Red gum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20gum. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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