Definition of Blue gum

1. Noun. Tall fast-growing timber tree with leaves containing a medicinal oil; young leaves are bluish.

Definition of Blue gum

1. Noun. a gum tree of the subspecies ''Eucalyptus globulus'' or any of a number of other species of ''Eucalyptus'' in Australia. ¹

2. Noun. (Australia Queensland) forest red gum ¹

3. Noun. (slang offensive) a person of sub-Saharan African origin, alluding to the blue coloring around their gumline ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blue Gum

blue flash
blue flashes
blue fleabane
blue flu
blue flyer
blue fox
blue foxes
blue funk
blue giant
blue giants
blue goose
blue grama
blue green
blue greens
blue gum (current term)
blue gums
blue heeler
blue heelers
blue hen-hawk
blue hole
blue holes
blue hour
blue hours
blue jack
blue jasmine
blue jay
blue jean
blue jeans
blue jessamine

Literary usage of Blue gum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"blue gum is less elastic although it compares with ash and hickory. ... The common name blue gum is applied to eleven other distinct species, ..."

2. The London Medical Gazette (1847)
"blue gum. be cat away ; and it is sometimes necessary, before the operation of plugging, is completed, to cnt away portions of the tooth as low down as ..."

3. South African Journal of Science by South African association for the advancement of science (1904)
"The principal species of tree planted is the blue gum. ... blue gum is useless for any underground work, such as fencing posts, railway sleepers, ..."

4. A Manual of Civil Engineering by William John Macquorn Rankine, William J. Millar (1889)
"Blue-gum, Jamb.— These are three of the numerous species of the genus ... The wood of iron-b«rk is white or yellowish; that of blue-gum, straw-coloured; ..."

5. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"22: " The blue gum is found in greater abundance ; it is a loose-grained heavy ... 125: "The name blue gum appears to have been derived from the bluish gray ..."

6. The Kiln Drying of Lumber: A Practical and Theoretical Treatise by Harry Donald Tiemann (1917)
"Wash boarding" effect on a radially-sawed hoard of blue gum (Eucalyptus ... Remarkable shrinkage of California blue gum compared with redwood. ..."

7. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"Said to have originated near Niles, Calif., from seed of the ordinary blue-gum (Calif. Nursery Co.). 19. alpina, Lindl. Shrub, 12 ft. high: 1427. ..."

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