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 for Black gum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gum \Gum\, n. [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis,
     fr. Gr. ?, prob. from an Egyptian form kam?; cf. It.
     1. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens
        when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic;
        gum tragacanth; the gum of the cherry tree. Also, with
        less propriety, exudations that are not soluble in water;
        as, gum copal and gum sandarac, which are really resins.
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     2. (Bot.) See Gum tree, below.
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     3. A hive made of a section of a hollow gum tree; hence, any
        roughly made hive; also, a vessel or bin made of a hollow
        log. [Southern U. S.]
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     4. A rubber overshoe. [Local, U. S.]
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     Black gum, Blue gum, British gum, etc. See under
        Black, Blue, etc.
     Gum Acaroidea, the resinous gum of the Australian grass
        tree ({Xanlhorrh[oe]a).
     Gum animal (Zool.), the galago of West Africa; -- so called
        because it feeds on gums. See Galago.
     Gum animi or anim['e]. See Anim['e].
     Gum arabic, a gum yielded mostly by several species of
        Acacia (chiefly A. vera and A. Arabica) growing in
        Africa and Southern Asia; -- called also gum acacia.
        East Indian gum arabic comes from a tree of the Orange
        family which bears the elephant apple.
     Gum butea, a gum yielded by the Indian plants Butea
        frondosa and B. superba, and used locally in tanning
        and in precipitating indigo.
     Gum cistus, a plant of the genus Cistus ({Cistus
        ladaniferus), a species of rock rose.
     Gum dragon. See Tragacanth.
     Gum elastic, Elastic gum. See Caoutchouc.
     Gum elemi. See Elemi.
     Gum juniper. See Sandarac.
     Gum kino. See under Kino.
     Gum lac. See Lac.
     Gum Ladanum, a fragrant gum yielded by several Oriental
        species of Cistus or rock rose.
     Gum passages, sap receptacles extending through the
        parenchyma of certain plants ({Amygdalace[ae],
        Cactace[ae], etc.), and affording passage for gum.
     Gum pot, a varnish maker's utensil for melting gum and
        mixing other ingredients.
     Gum resin, the milky juice of a plant solidified by
        exposure to air; one of certain inspissated saps, mixtures
        of, or having properties of, gum and resin; a resin
        containing more or less mucilaginous and gummy matter.
     Gum sandarac. See Sandarac.
     Gum Senegal, a gum similar to gum arabic, yielded by trees
        ({Acacia Verek and A. Adansoni[aum]) growing in the
        Senegal country, West Africa.
     Gum tragacanth. See Tragacanth.
     Gum water, a solution of gum, esp. of gum arabic, in water.
     Gum wood, the wood of any gum tree, esp. the wood of the
        Eucalyptus piperita, of New South Wales.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tupelo \Tu"pe*lo\, n. [Tupelo, or tupebo, the native American
     Indian name.] (Bot.)
     A North American tree ({Nyssa multiflora) of the Dogwood
     family, having brilliant, glossy foliage and acid red
     berries. The wood is crossgrained and very difficult to
     split. Called also black gum, sour gum, and pepperidge.
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     Largo tupelo, or Tupelo gum (Bot.), an American tree
        ({Nyssa uniflora) with softer wood than the tupelo.
     Sour tupelo (Bot.), the Ogeechee lime.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Black \Black\ (bl[a^]k), a. [OE. blak, AS. bl[ae]c; akin to
     Icel. blakkr dark, swarthy, Sw. bl[aum]ck ink, Dan. bl[ae]k,
     OHG. blach, LG. & D. blaken to burn with a black smoke. Not
     akin to AS. bl[=a]c, E. bleak pallid. [root]98.]
     1. Destitute of light, or incapable of reflecting it; of the
        color of soot or coal; of the darkest or a very dark
        color, the opposite of white; characterized by such a
        color; as, black cloth; black hair or eyes.
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              O night, with hue so black!           --Shak.
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     2. In a less literal sense: Enveloped or shrouded in
        darkness; very dark or gloomy; as, a black night; the
        heavens black with clouds.
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              I spy a black, suspicious, threatening cloud.
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     3. Fig.: Dismal, gloomy, or forbidding, like darkness;
        destitute of moral light or goodness; atrociously wicked;
        cruel; mournful; calamitous; horrible. "This day's black
        fate." "Black villainy." "Arise, black vengeance." "Black
        day." "Black despair." --Shak.
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     4. Expressing menace, or discontent; threatening; sullen;
        foreboding; as, to regard one with black looks.
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     Note: Black is often used in self-explaining compound words;
           as, black-eyed, black-faced, black-haired,
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     Black act, the English statute 9 George I, which makes it a
        felony to appear armed in any park or warren, etc., or to
        hunt or steal deer, etc., with the face blackened or
        disguised. Subsequent acts inflicting heavy penalties for
        malicious injuries to cattle and machinery have been
        called black acts.
     Black angel (Zool.), a fish of the West Indies and Florida
        ({Holacanthus tricolor), with the head and tail yellow,
        and the middle of the body black.
     Black antimony (Chem.), the black sulphide of antimony,
        Sb2S3, used in pyrotechnics, etc.
     Black bear (Zool.), the common American bear ({Ursus
     Black beast. See B[^e]te noire.
     Black beetle (Zool.), the common large cockroach ({Blatta
     Black bonnet (Zool.), the black-headed bunting ({Embriza
        Sch[oe]niclus) of Europe.
     Black canker, a disease in turnips and other crops,
        produced by a species of caterpillar.
     Black cat (Zool.), the fisher, a quadruped of North America
        allied to the sable, but larger. See Fisher.
     Black cattle, any bovine cattle reared for slaughter, in
        distinction from dairy cattle. [Eng.]
     Black cherry. See under Cherry.
     Black cockatoo (Zool.), the palm cockatoo. See Cockatoo.
     Black copper. Same as Melaconite.
     Black currant. (Bot.) See Currant.
     Black diamond. (Min.) See Carbonado.
     Black draught (Med.), a cathartic medicine, composed of
        senna and magnesia.
     Black drop (Med.), vinegar of opium; a narcotic preparation
        consisting essentially of a solution of opium in vinegar.
     Black earth, mold; earth of a dark color. --Woodward.
     Black flag, the flag of a pirate, often bearing in white a
        skull and crossbones; a signal of defiance.
     Black+flea+(Zool.),+a+flea+beetle+({Haltica+nemorum">Black flea (Zool.), a flea beetle ({Haltica nemorum)
        injurious to turnips.
     Black flux, a mixture of carbonate of potash and charcoal,
        obtained by deflagrating tartar with half its weight of
        niter. --Brande & C.
     Black Forest [a translation of G. Schwarzwald], a forest in
        Baden and W["u]rtemburg, in Germany; a part of the ancient
        Hercynian forest.
     Black game, or Black grouse. (Zool.) See Blackcock,
        Grouse, and Heath grouse.
     Black grass (Bot.), a grasslike rush of the species Juncus
        Gerardi, growing on salt marshes, and making good hay.
     Black gum (Bot.), an American tree, the tupelo or
        pepperidge. See Tupelo.
     Black Hamburg (grape) (Bot.), a sweet and juicy variety of
        dark purple or "black" grape.
     Black horse (Zool.), a fish of the Mississippi valley
        ({Cycleptus elongatus), of the sucker family; the
        Missouri sucker.
     Black lemur (Zool.), the Lemurniger of Madagascar; the
        acoumbo of the natives.
     Black list, a list of persons who are for some reason
        thought deserving of censure or punishment; -- esp. a list
        of persons stigmatized as insolvent or untrustworthy, made
        for the protection of tradesmen or employers. See
        Blacklist, v. t.
     Black manganese (Chem.), the black oxide of manganese,
     Black Maria, the close wagon in which prisoners are carried
        to or from jail.
     Black martin (Zool.), the chimney swift. See Swift.
     Black moss (Bot.), the common so-called long moss of the
        southern United States. See Tillandsia.
     Black oak. See under Oak.
     Black ocher. See Wad.
     Black pigment, a very fine, light carbonaceous substance,
        or lampblack, prepared chiefly for the manufacture of
        printers' ink. It is obtained by burning common coal tar.
     Black plate, sheet iron before it is tinned. --Knight.
     Black quarter, malignant anthrax with engorgement of a
        shoulder or quarter, etc., as of an ox.
     Black rat (Zool.), one of the species of rats ({Mus
        rattus), commonly infesting houses.
     Black rent. See Blackmail, n., 3.
     Black rust, a disease of wheat, in which a black, moist
        matter is deposited in the fissures of the grain.
     Black sheep, one in a family or company who is unlike the
        rest, and makes trouble.
     Black silver. (Min.) See under Silver.
     Black and tan, black mixed or spotted with tan color or
        reddish brown; -- used in describing certain breeds of
     Black tea. See under Tea.
     Black tin (Mining), tin ore (cassiterite), when dressed,
        stamped and washed, ready for smelting. It is in the form
        of a black powder, like fine sand. --Knight.
     Black walnut. See under Walnut.
     Black+warrior+(Zool.),+an+American+hawk+({Buteo+Harlani">Black warrior (Zool.), an American hawk ({Buteo Harlani).
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     Syn: Dark; murky; pitchy; inky; somber; dusky; gloomy; swart;
          Cimmerian; ebon; atrocious.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  black gum
      n 1: columnar tree of eastern North America having horizontal
           limbs and small leaves that emerge late in spring and have
           brilliant color in early fall [syn: sour gum, black
           gum, pepperidge, Nyssa sylvatica]
      2: a small mallee with rough dark-colored bark toward the butt;
         yields a red eucalyptus kino gum [syn: black mallee, black
         sally, black gum, Eucalytus stellulata]

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