Definition of cider gum in English:

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cider gum

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A fast-growing, hardy Tasmanian eucalyptus, widely grown in northern Europe.
  • Eucalyptus gunnii, family Myrtaceae.
Example sentences
  • Eucalypts rarely grow as tall in our gardens as they do in nature: the cider gum may reach 60 feet and the snow gum 30 feet.
  • A considerable number of very large cider gums occur around Brightlingsea, Essex, and are survivors of those planted there from the late 1887 onwards.
  • ‘In the two most significant populations of Miena cider gums, all the trees appear to have stopped setting seed,’ he said.

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