water gum

water gum

noun
any of several Australian trees of the myrtle family, growing near water.

Origin:
1840–50

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water gum
 
n
1.  any of several gum trees, esp Nyssa biflora (or tupelo), of swampy areas of North America: family Nyssaceae
2.  any of several Australian myrtaceous trees, esp Tristania laurina, of swampy ground

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