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sugar gum Line breaks: sugar gum

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Definition of sugar gum in English:


An Australian eucalyptus with sweet foliage which is attractive to cattle and sheep.
  • Genus Eucalyptus, family Myrtaceae: several species, in particular E. cladocalyx
Example sentences
  • These included animal fats, oils, beeswax, sugar gum, bitumen, and pine tree resins.
  • Near Fir Street several more sugar gums are used in order to shut out unsightly objects.
  • Since March, the processional caterpillars have stripped at least 8km of big sugar gums, some 80 years old.
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