black gum


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black gum

or black·gum (blăk′gŭm′)
n.
A deciduous tree (Nyssa sylvatica) of eastern North America, having glossy, somewhat leathery leaves that turn bright scarlet or orange in the fall. Also called pepperidge, sour gum.

sour′ gum`


n.
a tupelo, Nyssa sylvatica, of E North America, with egg-shaped leaves and round, dark blue fruit.
Also called black gum, pepperidge.
[1775–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.black gum - columnar tree of eastern North America having horizontal limbs and small leaves that emerge late in spring and have brilliant color in early fallblack gum - columnar tree of eastern North America having horizontal limbs and small leaves that emerge late in spring and have brilliant color in early fall
tupelo tree, tupelo - any of several gum trees of swampy areas of North America
2.black gum - a small mallee with rough dark-colored bark toward the butt; yields a red eucalyptus kino gum
mallee - any of several low-growing Australian eucalypts
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I asked Woodfield to name some of the more popular trees for use in an urban setting, and he listed red maple, swamp white oak, black gum, sweetbay magnolia and American beech.
This includes persimmons, beautyberries, red mulberry, black gum or American tupelo and acorns, as well as pecans, hickory nuts and honey locusts.
At Killens and Lums Pond state parks, its the golden and red hues of the hickory, red maple and black gum that transform the woods into flames of color throughout the month of October.
In those years, long-missing ash, black gum, cherry, hickory, maple, oak, and sassafras seedlings returned, along with wildflowers not seen for 20 years.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden's new rain gardens, planted with varieties of blue star, switch grass and black gum trees, have been successful and provide stunning fall color, Sifton said.
while along the ridge, high in the black gum tree, cedar waxwings
David Foster presses a Russian corer into the black gum swamp.
The berries of black gum, also known as sour gum, typically grow high in a tree characterized by its dark, deeply grooved, checkered bark and bright-red leaves in fall.