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1) gum, colloidal plant substance. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...True gums are complex organic substances mostly obtained from plants, some of which are soluble in water and others of which, although insoluble in water, swell up...

2) chewing gum. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Prehistoric people are believed to have chewed resins. Spruce resin was chewed as a thirst quencher by Native Americans, from whom pioneers adopted the custom. Refined...

3) gum tree. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Australia and for several other trees, e.g., the sweet gum, of the family Hamamelidaceae (witch hazel family), and the black gum or tupelo in North America....

4) black gum. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...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....

5) sour gum. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...sour gum, see black gum....

6) gum tragacanth. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...gum tragacanth, see tragacanth....

7) gum ammoniac. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...gum ammoniac, see ammoniac....

8) gum, in anatomy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...gum, in anatomy, in anatomy: see teeth....

9) sweet gum. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...sweet gum, see witch hazel....

10) tragacanth. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Astragalus gummifer and related pulse family plants of SE Europe and W Asia. It is obtained through incisions in the stem of the plant. The gum is produced chiefly...

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