Definition of red gum in English:

red gum

Syllabification: red gum

noun

  • 1An Australian gum tree with smooth bark and hard dark red timber.
    • Genera Eucalyptus and Angophora, family Myrtaceae: many species, in particular the widespread river red gum (E. camaldulensis)
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    • It was mainly the river red gum,, from which the Aborigines cut and peeled long sheets of bark to make their canoes.
    • Mr Henry has also released a report which claims more river red gum and black box trees are dying along the Murray River than first thought.
    • The school's year 4 students planted 64 native trees, including river red gums, wattle and melaleuca, to attract wildlife to the school.
  • 1.1Astringent reddish kino gum obtained from some red gum trees, used for medicinal purposes and for tanning.

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