The definition of gum is a sticky plant secretion, or something sticky, or the flesh at the base of the teeth.(noun)
Gum is defined as to stick together with an adhesive, to become sticky, or to chew without teeth.(verb)
See gum in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME gomme < OFr < LL gumma < L gummi, cummi < Gr kommi < Egypt qmyt
See gum in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English gomme
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin gumma
Origin: , variant of Latin gummi, cummi
Origin: , from Greek kommi
Origin: , perhaps from Egyptian ḳmj-t.
Origin: Middle English gome
Origin: , from Old English gōma, palate, jaw.
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