from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several trees of the genus Nyssa, especially N. aquatica, of the southeast United States, having soft light wood.
- n. The wood of this tree.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several trees of the genus Nyssa which grow in swampy regions on the eastern, southern and midwestern United States.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A North American tree (Nyssa multiflora) of the Dogwood family, having brilliant, glossy foliage and acid red berries. The wood is crossgrained and very difficult to split. Called also black gum, sour gum, and pepperidge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of several species of Nyssa, most commonly N. sylvatica (N, multiflora), the pepperidge, sour-gum, or black-gum. See black-gum, and cut under Nyssa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a town in northeast Mississippi
- n. any of several gum trees of swampy areas of North America
- n. pale soft wood of a tupelo tree especially the water gum
Probably Creek 'topilwa : íto, tree + opílwa, swamp.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Creek. (Wiktionary)