gum tree

gum tree
'gum tree
1.) a tall tree which produces a strong-smelling oil that is used in medicine
2.) be up a gum tree
BrE informal to be in a very difficult situation

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • gum tree — n. Any tree that exudes a gum, such as: (a) The black gum ({Nyssa multiflora}), one of the largest trees of the Southern States, bearing a small blue fruit, the favorite food of the opossum. Most of the large trees become hollow. (b) A tree of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gum tree — ► NOUN ▪ a tree that produces gum, especially a eucalyptus. ● up a gum tree Cf. ↑up a gum tree …   English terms dictionary

  • gum tree — gum′ tree n. pln any tree that exudes gum, as a eucalyptus, the sour gum, or the sweet gum …   From formal English to slang

  • gum tree — gum trees N COUNT A gum tree is a tree such as a eucalyptus that produces gum …   English dictionary

  • gum tree — ☆ gum tree n. any of various trees that yield gum, as the sweet gum, tupelo, eucalyptus, etc …   English World dictionary

  • gum tree — gum ,tree noun count a EUCALYPTUS tree …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gum tree — noun any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum • Syn: ↑gum • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑liquidambar, ↑eucalyptus, ↑eucalypt, ↑eucalyptus tree …   Useful english dictionary

  • gum tree — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms gum tree : singular gum tree plural gum trees a eucalyptus tree • up a gum tree …   English dictionary

  • gum tree — /ˈgʌm ˌtri/ (say gum .tree) noun 1. Also, gum. any tree or shrub of the myrtaceous genus Eucalyptus, almost entirely Australian apart from very few tropical species in New Guinea and other nearby islands, some yielding eucalyptus oil and some… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • gum tree — noun a tree that exudes gum, especially a eucalyptus. Phrases up a gum tree Brit. informal in or into a predicament …   English new terms dictionary

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