blue gum

blue gum
noun
tall fast-growing timber tree with leaves containing a medicinal oil; young leaves are bluish
Hypernyms: ↑eucalyptus, ↑eucalypt, ↑eucalyptus tree

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noun
1. : any of several Australian timber trees of the genus Eucalyptus; specifically : a tree (E. globulus) now much cultivated especially in California
2. : a bluish gum held in American Negro folklore to be characteristic of a Negro whose bite is fatally poisonous

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eucalyptus.
[1795-1805]

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blue gum noun
Any of several species of Eucalyptus (espE. globulus)
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Main Entry:blue

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blue gum,
a eucalyptus.

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n. a eucalyptus tree with blue-green aromatic leaves and smooth bark. Genus Eucalyptus, family Myrtaceae: several species, in particular E. regnans

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  • Blue Gum — usually refers to the subspecies or the species in Eucalyptus globulus complex, however it may also refer to a number of other species of Eucalyptus in Australia. Confusingly, in Queensland it usually refers to Eucalyptus tereticornis , which is… …   Wikipedia

  • Blue gum — Gum Gum, n. [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. ?, prob. from an Egyptian form kam?; cf. It. {gomma}.] 1. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blue gum — Blue Blue (bl[=u]), a. [Compar. {Bluer} (bl[=u] [ e]r); superl. {Bluest}.] [OE. bla, blo, blew, blue, livid, black, fr. Icel.bl[=a]r livid; akin to Dan. blaa blue, Sw. bl[*a], D. blauw, OHG. bl[=a]o, G. blau; but influenced in form by F. bleu,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue gum — blue′ gum n. pln a large, extensively planted eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus[/ex] • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • blue gum — n. a large evergreen tree (Eucalyptus globulus) of the myrtle family, native to Australia, having smooth, deciduous bark and aromatic leaves: grown extensively in California …   English World dictionary

  • blue gum — rutulinis eukaliptas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mirtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, prieskoninis, vaistinis, medingas augalas (Eucalyptus globulus), paplitęs Australijoje. Naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams) gaminti, iš jo… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • blue gum — /ˈblu gʌm/ (say blooh gum) noun any of several species of Eucalyptus with bluish coloured bark and leaves, especially the Tasmanian blue gum, Eucalyptus globulus, and the Sydney blue gum, Eucalyptus saligna. –bluegum, adjective …  

  • blue gum — dvokusis eukaliptas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mirtinių šeimos medieninis, medingas augalas (Eucalyptus tereticornis), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Eucalyptus tereticornis angl. blue gum; forest red gum; stinking gum… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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  • Blue Gum Motel — (Willows,США) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: 2637 Highway 99West, Willows, CA 95988 …   Каталог отелей

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