- A tree that exudes gum, especially a eucalyptus.More 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’.
up a gum tree
- British • informal In or into a predicament: offers of devolution will lead ministers straight up a gum treeMore example sentences
- I'm all for that approach because we're all up a gum tree with romance.
- At Heathrow last week thousands of Brits found themselves up a gum tree, as British Airways, plagued by staff shortages and technical hitches, scrapped more than 100 flights to and from the airport.
More definitions of gum treeDefinition of gum tree in:
- The US English dictionary