blue gum
noun Date: 1799 any of several Australian trees (genus Eucalyptus) that yield valuable timber

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  • Blue Gum — usually refers to the subspecies or the species in Eucalyptus globulus complex, however it may also refer to a number of other species of Eucalyptus in Australia. Confusingly, in Queensland it usually refers to Eucalyptus tereticornis , which is… …   Wikipedia

  • Blue gum — Gum Gum, n. [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. ?, prob. from an Egyptian form kam?; cf. It. {gomma}.] 1. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blue gum — Blue Blue (bl[=u]), a. [Compar. {Bluer} (bl[=u] [ e]r); superl. {Bluest}.] [OE. bla, blo, blew, blue, livid, black, fr. Icel.bl[=a]r livid; akin to Dan. blaa blue, Sw. bl[*a], D. blauw, OHG. bl[=a]o, G. blau; but influenced in form by F. bleu,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blue gum — blue′ gum n. pln a large, extensively planted eucalyptus Eucalyptus globulus[/ex] • Etymology: 1795–1805 …   From formal English to slang

  • blue gum — n. a large evergreen tree (Eucalyptus globulus) of the myrtle family, native to Australia, having smooth, deciduous bark and aromatic leaves: grown extensively in California …   English World dictionary

  • blue gum — rutulinis eukaliptas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mirtinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, prieskoninis, vaistinis, medingas augalas (Eucalyptus globulus), paplitęs Australijoje. Naudojamas maisto priedams (kvėpikliams) gaminti, iš jo… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • blue gum — noun tall fast growing timber tree with leaves containing a medicinal oil; young leaves are bluish • Syn: ↑fever tree, ↑Eucalyptus globulus • Hypernyms: ↑eucalyptus, ↑eucalypt, ↑eucalyptus tree * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue gum — /ˈblu gʌm/ (say blooh gum) noun any of several species of Eucalyptus with bluish coloured bark and leaves, especially the Tasmanian blue gum, Eucalyptus globulus, and the Sydney blue gum, Eucalyptus saligna. –bluegum, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • blue gum — dvokusis eukaliptas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mirtinių šeimos medieninis, medingas augalas (Eucalyptus tereticornis), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Eucalyptus tereticornis angl. blue gum; forest red gum; stinking gum… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • blue gum — noun a) a gum tree of the subspecies Eucalyptus globulus or any of a number of other species of Eucalyptus in Australia. b) (Queensland) forest red gum …   Wiktionary

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