blue gum

noun

Origin:
1795–1805

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blue gum
 
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1.  a tall fast-growing widely cultivated Australian myrtaceous tree, Eucalyptus globulus, having aromatic leaves containing a medicinal oil, bark that peels off in shreds, and hard timber. The juvenile leaves are bluish in colour
2.  any of several other eucalyptus trees

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