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water gum

wa·ter gum
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er guhm]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər gʌm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er guhm]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər gʌm/

Definitions of water gum words

  • noun water gum any of several Australian trees of the myrtle family, growing near water. 1
  • noun water gum any of several gum trees, esp Nyssa biflora (or tupelo), of swampy areas of North America: family Nyssaceae 0
  • noun water gum any of several Australian myrtaceous trees, esp Tristania laurina, of swampy ground 0
  • noun water gum a tupelo tree (Nyssa biflora) with greenish-white flowers, purplish fruit, and a swollen, submerged trunk base, growing in swampy ground 0

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Origin of water gum

First appearance:

before 1840
One of the 33% newest English words
First recorded in 1840-50

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Parts of speech for Water gum

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
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water gum popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

water gum usage trend in Literature

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