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Bdellium vs. Gum

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Bdelliumnoun

Probably an aromatic gum like balsam that was exuded from a tree, probably one of several species in the genus Commiphora.

Gumnoun

The flesh around the teeth.

Bdelliumnoun

An unidentified substance mentioned in the Bible (Gen. ii. 12, and Num. xi. 7), variously taken to be a gum, a precious stone, or pearls, or perhaps a kind of amber found in Arabia.

Gumnoun

Any of various viscous or sticky substances that are exuded by certain plants.

Bdelliumnoun

A gum resin of reddish brown color, brought from India, Persia, and Africa.

Gumnoun

Any viscous or sticky substance resembling those that are exuded by certain plants.

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Bdelliumnoun

aromatic gum resin; similar to myrrh

Gumnoun

Chewing gum.

Bdellium

Bdellium , also bdellion, is a semi-transparent oleo-gum resin extracted from Commiphora wightii of India (also called false myrrh) and from Commiphora africana trees growing in Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and sub-saharan Africa. According to Pliny the best quality came from Bactria (today Afghanistan).

Gumnoun

(countable) A single piece of chewing gum.

‘Do you have a gum to spare?’;

Gumnoun

A gummi candy.

Gumnoun

A hive made of a section of a hollow gum tree; hence, any roughly made hive.

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Gumnoun

A vessel or bin made from a hollow log.

Gumnoun

A rubber overshoe.

Gumnoun

A gum tree.

Gumverb

To chew, especially of a toothless person or animal.

Gumverb

(transitive) To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn saw), as with a gummer.

Gumverb

}} To apply an adhesive or gum to; to make sticky by applying a sticky substance to.

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Gumverb

To stiffen with glue or gum.

Gumverb

}} To impair the functioning of a thing or process.

‘That cheap oil will gum up the engine valves.’; ‘The new editor can gum up your article with too many commas.’;

Gumnoun

The dense tissues which invest the teeth, and cover the adjacent parts of the jaws.

Gumnoun

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.

Gumnoun

See Gum tree, below.

Gumnoun

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.

Gumnoun

A rubber overshoe.

Gumverb

To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn saw). See Gummer.

Gumverb

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.

‘He frets like a gummed velvet.’;

Gumverb

To chew with the gums, rather than with the teeth.

Gumverb

To exude or form gum; to become gummy.

Gumnoun

a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing

Gumnoun

the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth

Gumnoun

any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying

Gumnoun

cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive

Gumnoun

wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum

Gumnoun

any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum

Gumverb

grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty;

‘the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food’;

Gumverb

exude or form gum;

‘these trees gum in the Spring’;

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