water gum

noun

Definition of water gum

  1. 1 :  any of several Australian trees that grow near water; especially :  a small to medium-sized tree (Tristania laurina) that yields a tough strong close-grained pinkish wood sometimes used for tool handles and mallets

  2. 2 :  black gum 2

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up water gum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!