Red-gum meaning

Any of several eucalpytus trees, especially the widely planted species Eucalyptus camaldulensis, having smooth bark that peels off in strips, reddish wood, and lance-shaped, aromatic leaves.
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Eucalyptus camaldulensis, an eucalyptus tree with red wood, found in Australia.
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Liquidambar styraciflua, a tree of the hazel family, found in North America.
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(medicine) An eruption of red pimples in early infancy; tooth rash; strophulus.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
red-gum
Plural:
red gums

Origin of red-gum

  • Old English reed gounde; Anglo-Saxon red + gund matter, pus.

    From Wiktionary