Definition of Nyssa aquatica
1. Noun. Columnar swamp tree of southeastern to midwestern North America yielding pale soft easily worked wood.
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Literary usage of Nyssa aquatica
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1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1897)
"Nyssa aquatica L. Large Tupelo. Cotton or Tupelo Gum. (Fig. 2723. ... Nyssa aquatica L. Sp. Pl. 1058. 1753. A large tree, reaching a maximum height of about ..."
2. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"tree, of the cotton gum (Nyssa aquatica) and of the water gum (Nyssa ... Cotton Gum (Nyssa aquatica), known locally, also, as "large tupelo," "tupelo gum," ..."
3. Check List of the Forest Trees of the United States: Their Names and Ranges by George Bishop Sudworth (1898)
"Nyssa aquatica Linn. RANGE.—Maryland (Montgomery County) to Florida and central Alabama. ... Nyssa aquatica Linn. Cotton G-um. ..."