Definition of frankum in US English:

frankum

noun

Canadian
  • (in Newfoundland) the hardened resin of a spruce tree, sometimes used as chewing gum.

    ‘the ingredients for spruce beer lay beside his chair—bags of sugar, yeast, sticky balls of frankum, mounds of spruce buds’

Origin

1920s: alteration of frankincense.

Pronunciation

frankum

/ˈfræŋkəm//ˈfraNGkəm/