water gum

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water gum

n
1. (Plants) any of several gum trees, esp Nyssa biflora (or tupelo), of swampy areas of North America: family Nyssaceae
2. (Plants) any of several Australian myrtaceous trees, esp Tristania laurina, of swampy ground

wa′ter gum`


n.
any of several Australian trees of the myrtle family, growing near water.
[1840–50]
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Noun1.water gum - columnar swamp tree of southeastern to midwestern North America yielding pale soft easily worked woodwater gum - columnar swamp tree of southeastern to midwestern North America yielding pale soft easily worked wood
tupelo tree, tupelo - any of several gum trees of swampy areas of North America
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9,629,793 B2 for a method of treating skin by reducing elastin, reducing TNF-[alpha], and/or inhibiting MMP-1 in skin by topically applying a composition comprising aqueous extracts of Nymphaea gigantea flower, Tristaniopsis laurina leaf; and Eucalyptus coolabah leaf in a dermatologically acceptable vehicle.
Along the fence, she planted an evergreen screen of Tristaniopsis laurina 'Elegant' and Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald', both of which grow tall but not wide.