Definition of blue gum in English:

blue gum

Pronunciation /ˈblo͞oˌɡəm/ /ˈbluˌɡəm/


  • A eucalyptus tree with blue-green aromatic leaves and smooth bark.

    Genus Eucalyptus, family Myrtaceae: several species, in particular E. regnans

    • ‘You know, we're all familiar with Wattle Day on August 1st but in detail, do we know when we might expect Cootamundra Wattle to bloom, or when the bluegum or the stringybark will come out.’
    • ‘Add in a 141-foot height and a 126-foot crown spread, and the Petrolia bluegum is dwarfed only by the champion giant sequoia, coast redwood, western redcedar, Sitka spruce, and coast Douglas-fir.’
    • ‘The champion bluegum may be the biggest naturalized tree and the biggest hardwood in America, but for many, it's also the biggest weed.’
    • ‘So where is the right place to grow bluegums?’
    • ‘While this project started out growing bluegums for paper pulp, those trees planted since 1990 will also provide farmers with carbon credit sales, encouraging more and more farmers to become involved in agroforestry’


blue gum

/ˈblo͞oˌɡəm/ /ˈbluˌɡəm/