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1. (Plants) any of several gum trees, esp Nyssa biflora (or tupelo), of swampy areas of North America: family Nyssaceae
2. (Plants) any of several Australian myrtaceous trees, esp Tristania laurina, of swampy ground
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any of several Australian trees of the myrtle family, growing near water.
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|Noun||1.||water gum - columnar swamp tree of southeastern to midwestern North America yielding pale soft easily worked wood|
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