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gum1 British & World English

A viscous secretion of some trees and shrubs that hardens on drying but is soluble in water, and from which adhesives and other products are made

gum2 British & World English

The firm area of flesh around the roots of the teeth in the upper or lower jaw

gum3 British & World English

An exclamation used for emphasis

GUM British & World English

Genito-urinary medicine

gum1 English Thesaurus

the photographs were stuck down with gum

gum2 English Thesaurus

gingival

GUM New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

genito-urinary medicine

red gum British & World English

An Australian gum tree with smooth bark and hard dark red timber

cider gum British & World English

A fast-growing, hardy Tasmanian eucalyptus, widely grown in northern Europe

fruit gum British & World English

A firm, jelly-like, fruit-flavoured sweet made with gelatin or gum arabic

gum resin British & World English

A plant secretion consisting of resin mixed with gum

gum tree British & World English

A tree that exudes gum, especially a eucalyptus

kauri gum British & World English

The resin of the kauri tree, used as a varnish, and often also found in fossilized form where the tree formerly grew

sugar gum British & World English

An Australian eucalyptus with sweet foliage which is attractive to cattle and sheep

sweet gum British & World English

The North American liquidambar, which yields a balsam and decorative heartwood which is marketed as satin walnut

wine gum British & World English

A small coloured fruit-flavoured sweet made with gelatin

chewing gum British & World English

Flavoured gum for chewing, typically made from chicle

gum arabic British & World English

A gum exuded by some kinds of acacia, used in the food industry and in glue and incense

spirit gum British & World English

A quick-drying solution of gum, chiefly used by actors to attach false hair to their faces

xanthan gum British & World English

A substance produced by bacterial fermentation or synthetically and used in foods as a gelling agent and thickener. It is a polysaccharide composed of glucose, mannose, and glucuronic acid

gum olibanum British & World English

Another term for frankincense.

up a gum tree British & World English

In or into a predicament

gum something up in gum1 British & World English

Clog up a mechanism and prevent it from working properly

bluegum British & World English

A eucalyptus tree with blue-green aromatic leaves and smooth bark

guar gum in guar British & World English

A fine powder obtained by grinding guar seeds, which is used chiefly in the food and paper industries

gumboot British & World English

A long rubber boot; a wellington

sourgum British & World English

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

sour gum in sourgum British & World English

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

benzoin British & World English

A fragrant gum resin obtained from a tropical East Asian tree, used in medicines, perfumes, and incense

gum benzoin in benzoin British & World English

A fragrant gum resin obtained from a tropical East Asian tree, used in medicines, perfumes, and incense

bubblegum British & World English

Chewing gum that can be blown into bubbles

gumshield British & World English

A pad or plate held in the mouth by a sports player to protect the teeth and gums

gum opopanax in opopanax British & World English

A fetid gum resin obtained from the roots of the Mediterranean opopanax, used in perfumery

sandarac British & World English

A gum resin obtained from the alerce (cypress) of Spain and North Africa, used in making varnish

gum sandarac in sandarac British & World English

A gum resin obtained from the alerce (cypress) of Spain and North Africa, used in making varnish

up a gum tree in gum tree British & World English

In or into a predicament

tragacanth British & World English

A white or reddish plant gum, used in the food, textile, and pharmaceutical industries

gum tragacanth in tragacanth British & World English

A white or reddish plant gum, used in the food, textile, and pharmaceutical industries

gum turpentine in turpentine British & World English

An oleoresin secreted by certain trees, especially pines, and distilled to make rosin and oil of turpentine

river red gum in red gum British & World English

An Australian gum tree with smooth bark and hard dark red timber

gum something up in gum1 English Thesaurus

check the valves to make sure that they don't get gummed up