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black gumor black·gum (blăk′gŭm′)
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.
a tupelo, Nyssa sylvatica, of E North America, with egg-shaped leaves and round, dark blue fruit.Also called black gum, pepperidge.
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|Noun||1.||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 fall|
|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