black gum


noun

  1. a tree, Nyssa sylvatica, of eastern North America, having elliptic leaves, dark-blue, berrylike fruit, and wood with a variety of commercial uses.

noun

  1. a cornaceous tree, Nyssa sylvatica, of the eastern US, having glossy leaves, soft wood, and sour purplish fruitsAlso called: black gum, pepperidge See also tupelo Compare sweet gum

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