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  Definition of gum
  1. the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
  2. a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
  3. any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum
  4. wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
  5. cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
  6. any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
  7. exude or form gum; "these trees gum in the Spring"
  8. grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"
Similar Words: gingiva, chewing gum, gum tree, gumwood, glue, mucilage, mumble

 

Hyponyms: gum ball, bubble gum, liquidambar, eucalyptus, eucalypt, eucalyptus tree, tupelo, tupelo tree, sweet gum, satin walnut, hazelwood, red gum, animal glue, casein glue, fish glue, marine glue, eucalyptus gum, eucalyptus kino, balata, gutta balata, ammoniac, gum ammoniac, carrageenin, carrageenan, conima, dragon's blood, euphorbium, gum eurphorbium, frankincense, olibanum, gum olibanum, thus, galbanum, gum albanum, ghatti, ghatti gum, agar, agar-agar, algin, alginic acid, cherry-tree gum, chicle, chicle gum, chewing gum, guar gum, gum arabic, gum acacia, gum butea, butea gum, butea kino, Bengal kino, kino, gum kino, kino gum, mesquite gum, mucilage, sterculia gum, karaya gum, gutta-percha, lacquer, opopanax, sangapenum, gum sangapenum, tragacanth

 

Substance Meronyms: gum tree

 

Part Meronyms: mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris

 

Derivational Morphology: mumble, glue, paste, gingiva, mumbling, gumming

 

Anagrams: mug

 

Language Translations:
Catalan: gengiva   Chinese: 齒齦  
Dutch: tandvlees   Finnish: ikenet  
French: gencive   Georgian: სასა  
German: Zahnfleisch   Hungarian: íny  
Icelandic: gómur   Ido: jenjivo  
Italian: gengiva   Japanese: 歯茎  
Korean: 잇몸   Polish: dziąsło  
Portuguese: gengiva   Russian: десна  
Spanish: encía   Swedish: tandkött  
 
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