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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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Kiln dried lumber of red oak (Quercus rubra L), black gum (Nyssa sylvatica Z), soft maple (Acer rubrum L), hard maple (Acer saccharum L), ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa L), and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb) Franco) were obtained and cut into 25 by 25 by 400-mm-long beams that were free of knots, stains, or other defects.
These include black gum (Nyssa sylvatica), chestnut oak (Quercus montana), chinkapin oak (Quercus muehlenbergii), common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana), cucumbertree (Magnolia acuminate), mockernut hickory (Carya tomentosa), pignut hickory (Carya glabra), shumard oak (Queruc shumardii), sugarberry (Celtis laevigata) and yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea).
Sea-level rise fuelled by warmer oceans and sinking land is pushing saltwater ever closer to the trees, with the potential to kill them in the not-so-distant future, writes Frank Kummer Dark water formed an eddy around Steve Eisenhauer's boots as they sank into the muck at the base of a 90-foot black gum tree so old, its roots were deep in this ground when the Pilgrims landed.
Other pieces to round out this first "Art of Rob Lopez" collection will come from his webcomic Forsaken Stars, his new YA superhero novel/comic project Black Gum, started last summer over instagram, and art created out of Leslie Abney's Fresno Drink and Draw live model drawing events at Fulton 55.
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