Definition of Sour 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: Black Gum, Nyssa Sylvatica, Pepperidge
Generic synonyms: Tupelo, Tupelo Tree

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sour Gum

sour-gum family
sour bread
sour cherries
sour cherry
sour cherry tree
sour cream
sour dock
sour fig
sour gourd
sour grapes
sour gum (current term)
sour krout
sour mash
sour mash whiskey
sour note
sour orange
sour puss
sour pusses
sour salt
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Literary usage of Sour gum

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

1. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"Nyssa sylvatica Marsh. Nomenclature. (Sudworth.) sour gum, Black Gum, Tu- Wild Pear Tree, Yellow Gum pelo (local and common Tree ..."

2. Johnson's Materials of Construction by John Butler Johnson, Morton Owen Withey (1919)
"Tupelo (Sour) Gum is found with red gum, but is most abundant in the Gulf States. It has about the same weight and strength as red gum but is tougher. ..."

3. Johnson's Materials of Construction by John Butler Johnson (1918)
"Other uses are for flooring, slack cooperage, turnery and wagon stock. 181. Tupelo (Sour) Gum is found with red gum, but is most abundant in the Gulf States ..."

4. Aspects of the Earth: A Popular Account of Some Familiar Geological Phenomena by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler (1900)
"sour gum ; its Root Loops.—Willows.—Effect of Position on Trees.—Recovery of I^and by Forests ; in Southern States ; in New England. ..."

5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"sour gum. See TUPELO. SOUTH, Robert, an English clergyman, born at Hackney, Middlesex, in 1633, died in London, July 8, 17K>. He graduated at Christ Church ..."

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