Definition Gum

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Definition

the gums (anatomy): the pink flesh inside the mouth into which the teeth are fixed
noun
Chewing tobacco is bad for your gums. It damages the pink part of your mouth.

(a piece of) chewing gum: (a piece of) a soft sweet that is chewed but not swallowed, bubble gum
noun
Attention, chewing gum is never preceded by the article a:

Would you like some chewing gum? Would you like a piece of chewing gum? Be careful not to swallow it!
a stick of gum a long piece of a soft sweet that is chewed but not swallowed, a long piece of bubble gum

Pronunciation examples
UK: Please don't chew gum in my lesson. Go and put it in the bin.
US: I have very healthy teeth and gums.

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