Definition of sourgum in English:


Syllabification: sour·gum
Pronunciation: /ˈsou(ə)rˌgəm/

Entry from US English dictionary

(also sour gum)


  • A tupelo of eastern North America, with dark bark that has a deeply checkered pattern. Its bitter blue fruits are eaten by black bears and numerous species of birds. Also called black gum, black tupelo, pepperidge.
    • Nyssa sylvatica, family Nyssaceae

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