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red gum

noun
1.
any of several trees of the genus Eucalyptus, especially E. camaldulensis, having smooth, gray bark.
2.
the hard, reddish wood of this tree, used for making railroad ties, fence posts, etc.
3.
sweet gum (defs 1, 2).
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90

red gum

noun, Pathology
Origin
1830-40, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for red-gum

red gum

noun
1.
any of several Australian myrtaceous trees of the genus Eucalyptus, esp E. camaldulensis, which has reddish wood See also blue gum
2.
the hard red wood from this tree, used for making railway sleepers, posts, etc
3.
another name for sweet gum
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