Meaning of RED GUM in English

RED GUM

I. noun

Etymology: by folk etymology from redground, from Middle English red-gownd, from read, reed, red red + gound, gownd pus, from Old English gund — more at red , groundsel

: strophulus

II. noun

Etymology: red (I) + gum

1.

a.

(1) : any of several Australian trees of the genus Eucalyptus (especially E. camaldulensis, E. amygdalina, and E. calophylla )

(2) : the timber of one of these trees

b. : eucalyptus gum

c. : red acaroid resin

2. : sweet gum 1

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