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Definition of red gum in English:

noun

1An Australian gum tree with smooth bark and hard dark red timber.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1 [mass noun] Astringent reddish kino gum obtained from some red gum trees, used for medicinal purposes and for tanning.

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