a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
wood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
any of various trees of the genera Eucalyptus or Liquidambar or Nyssa that are sources of gum
cover, fill, fix or smear with or as if with gum
grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty
exude or form gum
- Gums and mucilages are not distinguishable chemically.
- Even my tongue and my gums were brightly colored.
- The usefulness of chewing gums is widely recognized.