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 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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