Sour tupelo
Tupelo Tu"pe*lo, n. [Tupelo, or tupebo, the native American Indian name.] (Bot.) A North American tree ({Nyssa multiflora}) of the Dogwood family, having brilliant, glossy foliage and acid red berries. The wood is crossgrained and very difficult to split. Called also {black gum}, {sour gum}, and {pepperidge}. [1913 Webster]

{Largo tupelo}, or {Tupelo gum} (Bot.), an American tree ({Nyssa uniflora}) with softer wood than the tupelo.

{Sour tupelo} (Bot.), the Ogeechee lime. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sour tupelo — noun : ogeechee lime …   Useful english dictionary

  • sour gum — Tupelo Tu pe*lo, n. [Tupelo, or tupebo, the native American Indian name.] (Bot.) A North American tree ({Nyssa multiflora}) of the Dogwood family, having brilliant, glossy foliage and acid red berries. The wood is crossgrained and very difficult… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tupelo — Tu pe*lo, n. [Tupelo, or tupebo, the native American Indian name.] (Bot.) A North American tree ({Nyssa multiflora}) of the Dogwood family, having brilliant, glossy foliage and acid red berries. The wood is crossgrained and very difficult to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tupelo gum — Tupelo Tu pe*lo, n. [Tupelo, or tupebo, the native American Indian name.] (Bot.) A North American tree ({Nyssa multiflora}) of the Dogwood family, having brilliant, glossy foliage and acid red berries. The wood is crossgrained and very difficult… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sour gum (disambiguation) — Sour gum can refer to:*Black Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica), a medium sized deciduous tree occasionally referred to as Sourgum . *Water Tupelo, a long lived tupelo tree occasionally referred to as Sourgum . *Sour gum, a sour type of chewing gum …   Wikipedia

  • Sour gum — can refer to:*Black Tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica), a medium sized deciduous tree occasionally referred to as Sourgum . *Water Tupelo, a long lived tupelo tree occasionally referred to as Sourgum . *Sour gum, a sour type of chewing gum …   Wikipedia

  • tupelo — ☆ tupelo [to͞o′pə lō΄ ] n. pl. tupelos [< ? Creek * topilwa, lit., swamp tree < íto, tree + opílwa, swamp] 1. any of a genus (Nyssa) of the sour gum family of tall North American trees found in moist forests or swamps, including the black… …   English World dictionary

  • sour gum — sour′ gum n. pln a tupelo, Nyssa sylvatica, of E North America, with egg shaped leaves and round, dark blue fruit Also called black gum pepperidge Etymology: 1775–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • sour gum — noun columnar tree of eastern North America having horizontal limbs and small leaves that emerge late in spring and have brilliant color in early fall • Syn: ↑black gum, ↑pepperidge, ↑Nyssa sylvatica • Hypernyms: ↑tupelo, ↑tupelo tree * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • tupelo — /tooh peuh loh , tyooh /, n., pl. tupelos. 1. any of several trees of the genus Nyssa, having ovate leaves, clusters of minute flowers, and purple, berrylike fruit, esp. N. aquatica, of swampy regions of the eastern, southern, and midwestern U.S …   Universalium

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