blue gum


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blue gum

n.
Any of several trees in the genus Eucalyptus of Australia, especially E. globulus, a tall timber tree having smooth bark that peels off in strips and lance-shaped aromatic leaves.

blue gum

or

bluegum

n
1. (Plants) a tall fast-growing widely cultivated Australian myrtaceous tree, Eucalyptus globulus, having aromatic leaves containing a medicinal oil, bark that peels off in shreds, and hard timber. The juvenile leaves are bluish in colour
2. (Plants) any of several other eucalyptus trees

blue′ gum`


n.
a large, extensively planted eucalyptus, Eucalyptus globulus.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blue gum - tall fast-growing timber tree with leaves containing a medicinal oilblue gum - tall fast-growing timber tree with leaves containing a medicinal oil; young leaves are bluish
eucalypt, eucalyptus tree, eucalyptus - a tree of the genus Eucalyptus
Translations

blue gum

n (Bot) → blu gum m inv della Tasmania
References in classic literature ?
Dis I saw pefore I know him three months, und Bertran he haf saw the same; and Bimi, der orang-outang, baf understood us both, mit his cigar between his big-dog teeth und der blue gum.
By the Blue Gums of the Back Blocks," snorted the troop-horse, "do you mean to say that you aren't taught to be bridle-wise in your business?
There are many ecological threats facing the lake such as tree species like blue gum that dry up the wetlands, encroachment on riparian reserves and pollution of the lake [by] human settlements and agricultural activities," said Mr Ng'ang'a.
Students and staff at Blue Gum Community School will have full use of refurbished school buildings thanks to funding from the Turnbull Government.
Re: Management of blue gum eucalyptus in California by Kristina Wolf and Joseph DiTomaso (vol.
May Queen was built at Franklin by William Thorpe in 1867, using locally grown blue gum for the keel, frames and much of the planking.
The treescape changes subtly on the way to the famous Margaret River wine region, with thick walls of beautiful grey, green and dark blue gum trees forming a stunning backdrop to the leisurely drive along Caves Road.
The 4-month-old joey, or baby kangaroo, is named Blue Gum.
At one blue gum (Eucalyptus globulus) plantation in Victoria run by the American-owned Australian Bluegum Plantations, ABC reported, there are believed to be some 8,000 koalas within a 20-kilometer radius, but the proprietor claims it has seen no deaths or injuries.
45-caliber shell casing and a piece of what appeared to be chewed blue gum in the car and threw them out.
Late in the day, while glassing, we noticed a herd of tsessebe grazing near a small grove of very large blue gum trees.
When the smug Dawsons appear they all wear blue gum boots.