Definition of Liquidambar

1. Noun. Aromatic exudate from the sweet gum tree.

Exact synonyms: Sweet Gum
Substance meronyms: American Sweet Gum, Bilsted, Liquidambar Styraciflua, Red Gum, Sweet Gum, Sweet Gum Tree
Generic synonyms: Gum



2. Noun. Any tree of the genus Liquidambar.
Group relationships: Genus Liquidambar
Specialized synonyms: American Sweet Gum, Bilsted, Liquidambar Styraciflua, Red Gum, Sweet Gum, Sweet Gum Tree
Generic synonyms: Gum, Gum Tree

3. Noun. Sweet gum.

Definition of Liquidambar

1. n. 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.

Definition of Liquidambar

1. Noun. A resinous gum that exudes from the bark of the tree ''Liquidambar styraciflua'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Liquidambar

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Medical Definition of Liquidambar

1. 1. 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. Origin: Liquid + amber. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Liquidambar

liquid natural gas
liquid nitrogen
liquid oxygen
liquid paraffin
liquid petroleum
liquid phase
liquid pitch
liquid rocket
liquid rockets
liquid scintillation
liquid scintillation counter
liquid scintillation counters
liquid smoke
liquid soap
liquid unit
liquidambar (current term)
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liquidations
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Literary usage of Liquidambar

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1. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1901)
"Cherry Brandy and Sloe Gin are sweetened spirits flavoured with cherries and sloes. liquidambar, a genus—the only genus— of the order ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1864)
"The query which should have been answered by this paper is about as follows:—" It being now known that liquid storax is a product of liquidambar Orientale ..."

3. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"(liquidambar, Nyssa. ... liquidambar refers to gums excreted by the tree and sometimes used in medicine. ..."

4. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"liquidambar, pg. 193, lapping with No. i from Conn, to e. Okla. and including all of No. 3. 40. i. Chinquapin Oak, pg. 142, also Cork Elm, pg. ..."

5. Medicinal Plants: Being Descriptions with Original Figures of the Principal ...by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen by Robert Bentley, Henry Trimen (1880)
"The similarity of the genus liquidambar to Platanus, the Planes, is very striking, and is carried out also in the geographical distribution. ..."

6. London Trees: Being an Account of the Trees that Succeed in London, with a by Angus Duncan Webster (1920)
"liquidambar (liquidambar styraciflua) THIS beautiful but uncommon tree is ... Both at Syon and Kew the liquidambar has attained to goodly proportions, ..."

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