Definition of hog gum in English:

hog gum


  • 1A kind of insoluble gum or resin obtained from any of various tropical trees, and formerly used medicinally.

  • 2More fully "hog gum tree". Any of various tropical trees yielding hog gum; especially (a) either of two trees of the family Clusiaceae, Moronobea coccinea of South America, and Symphonia globulifera of Central and South America and parts of Africa; (b) the poisonwood, Metopium toxiferum (family Anacardiaceae), of Central America and the Caribbean.


Early 18th century; earliest use found in Hans Sloane (1660–1753), physician and collector. From hog + gum.


hog gum

/ˈhɒɡ ɡʌm/