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gum tree,

name for the eucalyptus (see myrtlemyrtle,
common name for the Myrtaceae, a family of shrubs and trees almost entirely of tropical regions, especially in America and Australia. The family is characterized by leaves (usually evergreen) containing aromatic volatile oils. Many have showy blossoms.
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) in Australia and for several other trees, e.g., the sweet gum, of the family Hamamelidaceae (witch hazelwitch hazel,
common name for some members of the Hamamelidaceae, a family of trees and shrubs found mostly in Asia. The family includes the large genus (Corylopsis) of winter hazels, and the witch hazels (genus Hamamelis), sweet gums (Liquidambar
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 family), and the black gumblack gum,
ornamental deciduous tree (Nyssa sylvatica family Nyssaceae) native to E North America. The leaves turn bright scarlet in the fall. The very tough wood was used for wheel hubs and other purposes.
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 or tupelo in North America.
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Koalas By Kindergarden Green Koalas live [in] Australia [in] special gum trees.
It begins with a poem describing the garden of the iron fairies, and a mysterious introduction claiming that a tiny group of three little books the size of a matchbox containing drawings were discovered by a group of children who played in the special garden, climbing an old gum tree.
But the penalty - 5 percent of the song's royalties - was far less than the 60 percent sought by publishing company Larrikin Music, which holds the copyright for the song "Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree.
A type of gum tree relies for its welfare on a fungus.
They are also being sold on social networking websites like Facebook, Bidorbuy, and Gum Tree," said a student of the Wits University, who is a great cricket fan and has bought the match ticket.
If Brown thinks assurances from them will hold he is up a gum tree.
My husband went looking for marri gum tree seed so we could propagate some to plant out to offset carbon.
So if you happen to be in an out-of-the-way place, you may see a familiar figure relaxing under the spreading boughs of a gum tree, in quiet contemplation.
On Loyalist Day, 19 June 2005, following a strawberry social, Doris Wilson, Honorary Vice President of the Grand River Branch, planted a Sweet Gum tree, requested by the church board, to replace the aged Carolinian trees in the cemetery.
The hoopla around Yamoa, a powder made from the bark of a West African gum tree, comes from a PhD, Dr.
Tupelo is also the name for the world-famous honey that is produced from the tupelo gum tree, primarily Nyssa ogeechee, which grow along the Apalachicola, Choctahatchee and Ochloockonee rivers and their tributaries in Florida.