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  1. water gum, Nyssa aquatica(noun)

    columnar swamp tree of southeastern to midwestern North America yielding pale soft easily worked wood

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  1. Nyssa aquatica

    Nyssa aquatica, commonly called the water tupelo, cottongum, wild olive, large tupelo, sourgum, tupelo-gum, or water-gum, is a large, long-lived tree in the tupelo genus that grows in swamps and floodplains in the Southeastern United States. Nyssa aquatica trunks have a swollen base that tapers up to a long, clear bole, and its root system is periodically under water. Water tupelo trees often occurs in pure stands.

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