Definition of Black gum

1. 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.

Exact synonyms: Nyssa Sylvatica, Pepperidge, Sour Gum
Generic synonyms: Tupelo, Tupelo Tree

2. Noun. A small mallee with rough dark-colored bark toward the butt; yields a red eucalyptus kino gum.
Exact synonyms: Black Mallee, Black Sally, Eucalytus Stellulata
Generic synonyms: Mallee

Definition of Black gum

1. Noun. A tree native to eastern North America, (spelink Nyssa sylvatica). ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Gum

black flags
black fly
black fox
black friar
black friars
black fritillary
black game
black garden ant
black gold
black grama
black greasewood
black grouse
black grouses
black guillemot
black guillemots
black gum (current term)
black gums
black hairstreak
black hairstreaks
black hat
black hats
black haw
black heel
black hellebore
black hellebores
black hemlock
black henbane
black hickory
black hole
black holes

Literary usage of Black gum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The North American Sylva, Or, A Description of the Forest Trees, of the by François André Michaux, Augustus L Hillhouse (1819)
"IN the park of Mr. W. Hamilton , at the Woodlands , near Philadelphia , I first observed the black gum. The river Schuylkill in this vicinity may be assumed ..."

2. Transactions of the Society for the Promotion of Useful Arts, in the State by Society for the Promotion of Useful Arts (1819)
"OBSERVATIONS On the Disease of the Gum Trees, called the black gum. By EC GENET, Esq. Read before the Society, March 1, 1819. * THE peach and the plum trees ..."

3. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"The black gum, a species of Nyssa. of olive.—W. Darby, ' Louisiana,' p. 62. 1818 It is named by Darby, in his ' Emigrant's Guide,' p. ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1896)
"... and the front corners or creases of the eyes had been filled with black gum and varnish, highly polished, so that, save for the four conventional sets ..."

5. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1894)
"Ifar,ki occur. q Area in which the black gum occurs hut not the TUPELO. and in ... The black gum sprouts readily from the stump. The rather thick shining ..."

6. Trees and Tree-planting by James Sanks Brisbin (1888)
"Its Resemblance to the black gum-tree, and Exception.— Description and Uses of its Wood.—Buoyant Property of its Roots. —The Esteemed Delicacy of its Fruit. ..."

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