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2 definitions found
 for Liquidambar
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 Liquidambar Orientalis is found in Asia Minor.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The balsamic juice which is obtained from these trees by
        incision. The liquid balsam of the Oriental tree is liquid
        storax.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  liquidambar
      n 1: aromatic exudate from the sweet gum tree [syn: sweet gum,
           liquidambar]
      2: any tree of the genus Liquidambar
      3: sweet gum [syn: genus Liquidambar, Liquidambar]

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