- any tree of the genus Liquidambar, including the sweet gum.
- the fragrant, yellowish, balsamic liquid exuded by this tree, used in medicine.Compare storax(def 2).
Origin of liquidambar
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But as to the liquidambar, or sweet-gum, there can be no question.Getting Acquainted with the Trees
J. Horace McFarland
The coloring of the Liquidambar in the fall is very beautiful.Woodcraft
The trees were the liquidambar styraciflua, sweet or red gum, and were sent from the South.Special Days and their Observance
The sweet-gum, copalm, or alligator tree (Liquidambar styraciflua).Original Narratives of Early American History
Vaca and Others
There is not a more characteristic tree known than the sweet-gum, or liquidambar.Evolution
Joseph Le Conte
C16: New Latin, from Latin liquidus liquid + Medieval Latin ambar amber
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