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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.
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blue gum

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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
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blue′ gum`


n.
a large, extensively planted eucalyptus, Eucalyptus globulus.
[1795–1805]
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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
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Translations

blue gum

n (Bot) → blu gum m inv della Tasmania
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