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gum
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 9
1. The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws.
4. See tree, below.
5. 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.
6. Alt. of copal
Part of Speech: verb
Part of Speech: verb transitive
2. To smear with gum; to close with gum; to unite or stiffen by gum or a gumlike substance; to make sticky with a gumlike substance.
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