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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pep·per·mint n.
 1. Bot. An aromatic and pungent plant of the genus Mentha (Mentha piperita), much used in medicine and confectionery.
 2. A volatile oil (oil of peppermint) distilled from the fresh herb; also, a well-known essence or spirit (essence of peppermint) obtained from it.
 3. A lozenge of sugar flavored with peppermint.
 Peppermint camphor. Chem. Same as Menthol.
 Peppermint tree Bot., a name given to several Australian species of gum tree (Eucalyptus amygdalina, Eucalyptus piperita, E. odorata, etc.) which have hard and durable wood, and yield an essential oil.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 String·y a.
 1. Consisting of strings, or small threads; fibrous; filamentous; as, a stringy root.
 2. Capable of being drawn into a string, as a glutinous substance; ropy; viscid; gluely.
 Stringy bark Bot., a name given in Australia to several trees of the genus Eucalyptus (as Eucalyptus amygdalina, Eucalyptus obliqua, Eucalyptus capitellata, Eucalyptus macrorhyncha, Eucalyptus piperita, Eucalyptus pilularis, ∧ Eucalyptus tetradonta), which have a fibrous bark used by the aborigines for making cordage and cloth.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gum, n.
 1. 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.
 2. Bot. See Gum tree, below.
 3. 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. [Southern U. S.]
 4. A rubber overshoe. [Local, U. S.]
 Black gum, Blue gum, British gum, etc. See under Black, Blue, etc.
 Gum Acaroidea, the resinous gum of the Australian grass tree (Xanlhorrhœa).
 Gum animal Zool., the galago of West Africa; -- so called because it feeds on gums. See Galago.
 Gum animi or animé. See Animé.
 Gum arabic, a gum yielded mostly by several species of Acacia (chiefly A. vera and A. Arabica) growing in Africa and Southern Asia; -- called also gum acacia. East Indian gum arabic comes from a tree of the Orange family which bears the elephant apple.
 Gum butea, a gum yielded by the Indian plants Butea frondosa and B. superba, and used locally in tanning and in precipitating indigo.
 Gum cistus, a plant of the genus Cistus (Cistus ladaniferus), a species of rock rose.
 Gum dragon. See Tragacanth.
 Gum elastic, Elastic gum. See Caoutchouc.
 Gum elemi. See Elemi.
 Gum juniper. See Sandarac.
 Gum kino. See under Kino.
 Gum lac. See Lac.
 Gum Ladanum, a fragrant gum yielded by several Oriental species of Cistus or rock rose.
 Gum passages, sap receptacles extending through the parenchyma of certain plants (Amygdalaceæ, Cactaceæ, etc.), and affording passage for gum.
 Gum pot, a varnish maker's utensil for melting gum and mixing other ingredients.
 Gum resin, the milky juice of a plant solidified by exposure to air; one of certain inspissated saps, mixtures of, or having properties of, gum and resin; a resin containing more or less mucilaginous and gummy matter.
 Gum sandarac. See Sandarac.
 Gum Senegal, a gum similar to gum arabic, yielded by trees (Acacia Verek and A. Adansoniä) growing in the Senegal country, West Africa.
 Gum tragacanth. See Tragacanth.
 Gum water, a solution of gum, esp. of gum arabic, in water.
 Gum wood, the wood of any gum tree, esp. the wood of the Eucalyptus piperita, of New South Wales.