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liquidambar


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Liquidambar  \Liq"uid*am`bar\  (l[i^]k"w[i^]d*[a^]m`b[~e]r),  n. 
  [Liquid  +  amber.] 
  1.  (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  {L.  Orientalis}  is  found  in  Asia  Minor. 
 
  2.  The  balsamic  juice  which  is  obtained  from  these  trees  by 
  incision.  The  liquid  balsam  of  the  Oriental  tree  is  liquid 
  storax. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  liquidambar 
  n  1:  aromatic  exudate  from  the  sweet  gum  tree  [syn:  {sweet  gum}] 
  2:  any  tree  of  the  genus  Liquidambar 




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