blue gum

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blue gum (plural blue gums)

  1. Any of various eucalyptus trees having blueish leaves, especially Eucalyptus globulus. [from 19th c.]
  2. (slang, offensive) A person of sub-Saharan African origin, alluding to the blue coloring around their gumline

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