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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.
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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.]
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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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Googling a runner Tupelo 2.40 Lingfield The town in Mississippi was originally named Gum Pond before the Civil War, due to the high number of tupelo trees, locally known as blackgum, that grow in the area.
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