What does the word gum mean?

Usage examples for gum

  1. From here with the glasses I fancied I saw the timber of a creek in a valley to the north- west, in which direction we now went, and struck the channel of a small dry watercourse, whose banks were lined with gum- trees. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  2. Amber's a gum, is it not? – Newton Forster by Frederick Marryat
  3. Day was dawning when finally I saw the two trees, two gum trees. – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit

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