• WordNet 3.6
    • n gumwood wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gumwood The wood of a gum-tree.
    • n gumwood A plant of the genus Commidendron, an arborescent composite peculiar to the island of St. Helena.
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In literature:

Quickly Tharn propped the torch of gumwood against a tree bole and dragged the two corpses into the brush.
"The Return of Tharn" by Howard Carleton Browne
The instrument is made of gumwood and has a paper compass card; it is 13-1/4 in.
"Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers" by Silvio A. Bedini