from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of dicotyledonous trees of the natural order Hamamelideæ distinguished by monœcious flowers without petals, growing in heads and surrounded by an involucre of four bracts.
  • noun [lowercase] A tree of this genus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus consisting of two species of tall trees having star-shaped leaves, and woody burlike fruit. Liquidambar styraciflua is the North American sweet qum, and Liquidambar Orientalis is found in Asia Minor.
  • noun The balsamic juice which is obtained from these trees by incision. The liquid balsam of the Oriental tree is liquid storax.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Hamamelidaceae — the sweetgum trees.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any tree of the genus Liquidambar
  • noun aromatic exudate from the sweet gum tree
  • noun sweet gum


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