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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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But for other people, being "up a gum tree" implies being in a sticky position - opposite to my gran's interpretation.
Gum Tree spoke most about the value of partnership, a concept which supports all of the Matrix (2010) categories and was the only one to identify an activity which allowed for sustained interaction between preschool and primary school teachers.
A home amongst the gum tree. John Williamson Music and Lyrics.
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.
Clifton has exhibited at the Bank of Mississippi, the Tennessee Valley Art Center, Memphis Arts Festival, Gum Tree Art Festival and Armory Regional Museum.
Anyone who thought he would must have been living up a gum tree for the last 30 years.
Odd then, that their seasonal special wine was an Australian Shiraz called Up a Gum Tree (pounds 16.50).
* "The Gumball Machine" -- picks up sweet gum tree balls without raking or bending over.