red gum

1. any of several trees of the genus Eucalyptus, esp. E. camaldulensis, having smooth, gray bark.
2. the hard, reddish wood of this tree, used for making railroad ties, fence posts, etc.
3. See sweet gum (defs. 1, 2).
[1780-90]
strophulus.
[1830-40, Amer.]

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  • Red Gum — may refer to any of a number of species of Eucalyptus or the closely related Corymbia , including* Corymbia calophylla Red Gum or Marri, native to Western Australia * Eucalyptus bancroftii Red Gum, Bancrofts Red Gum, Forest Red Gum or Tumbledown… …   Wikipedia

  • Red gum — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red gum — /ˈrɛd gʌm/ (say red gum) noun 1. any tree of a group of species of the genus Eucalyptus with characteristic hard red timber as E. tereticornis, forest red gum of eastern Australia. 2. a flowering gum of western Australia, E. calophylla. 3. the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Red-gum — ( g?m ), n. [OE. reed gounde; AS. re[ a]d red + gund matter, pus.] 1. (Med.) An eruption of red pimples upon the face, neck, and arms, in early infancy; tooth rash; strophulus. Good. [1913 Webster] 2. A name of rust on grain. See {Rust}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red gum — red′ gum′ n. 1) pln any of several eucalyptus trees, esp. Eucalyptus camaldulensis, having a smooth, gray bark 2) pln sweet gum 1), sweet gum 2) …   From formal English to slang

  • red gum — n. 1. a) any of several Australian eucalyptus trees b) the wood of any of these trees ☆ 2. SWEET GUM (senses 1 & 2) …   English World dictionary

  • red gum — noun 1. a North American tree of the genus Liquidambar having prickly spherical fruit clusters and fragrant sap • Syn: ↑sweet gum, ↑sweet gum tree, ↑bilsted, ↑American sweet gum, ↑Liquidambar styraciflua • Hypernyms: ↑liquidambar …   Useful english dictionary

  • red gum — rausvasis eukaliptas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mirtinių šeimos medingas, dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Eucalyptus camaldulensis angl. Murray red gum; red gum;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • red gum — noun an Australian gum tree with smooth bark and hard dark red wood. [Eucalyptus camaldulensis and other species.] ↘astringent reddish kino gum obtained from some red gum trees …   English new terms dictionary

  • red-gum — dervingoji giburcija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Guibourtia copallifera), paplitęs Afrikoje. Iš jo gaunama derva. atitikmenys: lot. Guibourtia copallifera angl. gum copal; yellow gum; red gum;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • red-gum — tikrasis dervamedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Altingijinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Liquidambar styraciflua), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunami eterinis aliejus ir derva. atitikmenys: lot. Liquidambar… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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