gum plant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gum plant any of various western American plants of the genus Grindelia having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinally; often poisonous to livestock
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Usage

In literature:

No doubt she could evolve a delicious gum from the mesquite and the incense plant.
"Her Father's Daughter" by Gene Stratton-Porter
They have no bees nor honey-making insects, but they make much use of a sweet gum that oozes from a coniferous plant, not unlike the araucaria.
"The Coming Race" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Several mounds planted with green young gum trees appeared here and there.
"In Search of the Castaways" by Jules Verne
The flowering tops and leaves of the gum plant are used as drug.
"Three Acres and Liberty" by Bolton Hall
The gum exudes from cracks in the bark near the root of the plant.
"Topsy-Turvy Land" by Samuel M. Zwemer
There are many different gums, named after the particular tree or plant from which they are produced.
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
Gum in plants, 64, 66.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
Wells surrounded by Australian gums planted for shade, make a little oasis in the desert.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
He investigated earths, gums, plants, and fruits.
"Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699" by Thomas P. Hughes
The largest quantities came from Tayara and Dar Homr, where the gum trees were planted in large gardens regularly laid out.
"Ten Years' Captivity in the Mahdi's Camp 1882-1892" by F. R. Wingate
His home was in the midst of well-kept grounds, laid out like a park, in which were planted many Australian gum trees.
"Yankee Girls in Zulu Land" by Louise Vescelius-Sheldon
The name, gum tree, is applied to our tupelos, and to the great tribe of Australian eucalyptus trees, now largely planted in the Southwest.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Forests of iron-wood and blue gum have also been planted.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
The gum trees, which had been planted within the past three years, were already thirty and forty feet in height, and gave out a pleasant aroma.
"The Empire Makers" by Hume Nesbit
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In news:

View full size Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian Robyn Seely cuts and windrows peppermint plants that her family distills into oil that flavors gum, candy and toothpaste.
Two thousand swamp gum seedlings are taking root in the Crosby Arboretum 's Gum Pond exhibit after an Earth Day celebration and planting party.
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