Definition of gum tree in English:

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gum tree

Pronunciation: /ˈɡəm ˌtrē/

noun

A tree that exudes gum, especially a eucalyptus.
Example sentences
  • Only in Australia are two genera, Eucalyptus and Acacia - more familiarly, the gum tree and the wattle - able to dominate a continent.
  • This brings us to the gum tree, or more specifically, to Eucalyptus globulus, grown widely as a source of wood-pulp.
  • Neighbour Ian Kinny, whose memorial garden along with a gum tree, bottlebrush and shrubs were destroyed, described the impact of the attack as ‘extremely cruel’.

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