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bee gum

noun, Southern and South Midland U.S.
a gum tree, hollowed especially by decay, in which bees live or from which hives are made.
a beehive.
Origin of bee gum
1810-20, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Them two boys will fight a bee-gum o' sucklin' wildcats—tooth and toe-nail.

    In Happy Valley John Fox
  • Well, I am going back for a bee-gum I saw in a fence corner.

    The Prodigal Judge Vaughan Kester
  • It was a very useless thing, and foolish too, to be throwing a cat into a bee-gum; for this was nothing else.

    The Memories of Fifty Years William H. Sparks

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