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black gum

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sour gum

noun
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a tree, Nyssa sylvatica, of eastern North America, having elliptic leaves, dark-blue, berrylike fruit, and wood with a variety of commercial uses.
Also called black gum, beetlebung, pepperidge.
Compare tupelo.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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sour gum

noun
1.
a cornaceous tree, Nyssa sylvatica, of the eastern US, having glossy leaves, soft wood, and sour purplish fruits Also called black gum, pepperidge See also tupelo Compare sweet gum
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