Definitions for nyssa aquatica
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water gum, Nyssa aquatica(noun)
columnar swamp tree of southeastern to midwestern North America yielding pale soft easily worked wood
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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