Definition of Gum plant

1. Noun. Any of various western American plants of the genus Grindelia having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinally; often poisonous to livestock.

Exact synonyms: Gumweed, Rosinweed, Tarweed
Group relationships: Genus Grindelia, Grindelia
Specialized synonyms: Grindelia Robusta, Curlycup Gumweed, Grindelia Squarrosa
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gum Plant

gum dammar
gum disease
gum elastic
gum elemi
gum eurphorbium
gum karaya
gum kino
gum labdanum
gum lancet
gum lift
gum lifts
gum line
gum myrrh
gum olibanum
gum plant (current term)
gum resection
gum resin
gum ridge
gum sangapenum
gum terpentine
gum tree
gum trees
gum up
gumball machine

Literary usage of Gum plant

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... gum-plant (gum'plant), ยป. A plant of the genus Grindelia : so called from the viscid secretion which covers them. [California.] gum-pot (gum'pot), n. ..."

2. The Wild Flowers of California, Their Names, Haunts, and Habits by Mary Elizabeth Parsons (1897)
"Our Californian plants are mostly of the var. hirsutissima, Gray, having very large flowers and a hairy capsule. GUM-PLANT. RESIN-WEED. AUGUST-FLOWER. ..."

3. Plant Names, Scientific and Popular, Including in the Case of Each Plant the by Albert Brown Lyons (1900)
"Gum-plant, Tar-weed. Compositae. Named for Prof. H. Grinde.l of Riga, d. 1836. ... Grindelia, Gum-plant. Flowering tops of this and of (b); Grindelia. ..."

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