Definition of Sweet gum

1. Noun. Reddish-brown wood and lumber from heartwood of the sweet gum tree used to make furniture.

Exact synonyms: Hazelwood, Red Gum, Satin Walnut
Generic synonyms: Gum, Gumwood



2. Noun. Aromatic exudate from the sweet gum tree.
Exact synonyms: Liquidambar
Substance meronyms: American Sweet Gum, Bilsted, Liquidambar Styraciflua, Red Gum, Sweet Gum Tree
Generic synonyms: Gum

3. Noun. A North American tree of the genus Liquidambar having prickly spherical fruit clusters and fragrant sap.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sweet Gum

sweet corns
sweet cream
sweet cup
sweet dreams
sweet elder
sweet false chamomile
sweet fern
sweet flag
sweet flags
sweet four o'clock
sweet gale
sweet goldenrod
sweet granadilla
sweet gum (current term)
sweet gum tree
sweet gum trees
sweet hereafter
sweet iron
sweet leaf
sweet lemon
sweet lime
sweet marjoram
sweet melon
sweet melon vine
sweet mother of Jesus
sweet nothings
sweet oil
sweet oils

Literary usage of Sweet gum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"(L. Styraciflua) sweet gum The relationship of the witch hazel and sweet gum ... The 2- horned woody capsules joined together in the sweet gum seed ball is ..."

2. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"The 2- horned woody capsules joined together in the sweet gum seed ball is morphologically the same type as the solitary woody 2- lipped seed capsule of the ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"lands, especially the oaks and the maples, and the black and sweet gum trees, and thence invade orchards, parks, and town premises, carrying the same ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"This fragrant sap has prompted the Latin-Arabic descriptive generic name. The sweet-gum is otherwise known as star-leafed gum, liquidam- bar, ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1864)
"Meanwhile inquiry and personal observation have convinced me, that we need not go to the extreme South to find sweet gum trees fit for the experiment. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Thn fragrant sap has prompted the Latin-Arabic descriptive generic name. The sweet-gum t- otherwise known as star-leafed gum. ..."

7. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"sweet gum (local and com- Red Gum (Va., Ala., Miss., rnon name). Tex., La.). Liquidambar (RI, NY, Gum, Gum Tree (Va., SC, Del., NJ, ..."

8. Johnson's Materials of Construction by John Butler Johnson, Morton Owen Withey (1919)
"Red (Sweet) Gum grows in the same regions as cypress and is supplied most abundantly from Arkansas and Mississippi. The wood is not durable in the ground, ..."

9. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"(L. Styraciflua) sweet gum The relationship of the witch hazel and sweet gum ... The 2- horned woody capsules joined together in the sweet gum seed ball is ..."

10. The Tree Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Trees of North America by Julia Ellen Rogers (1905)
"The 2- horned woody capsules joined together in the sweet gum seed ball is morphologically the same type as the solitary woody 2- lipped seed capsule of the ..."

11. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"lands, especially the oaks and the maples, and the black and sweet gum trees, and thence invade orchards, parks, and town premises, carrying the same ..."

12. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"This fragrant sap has prompted the Latin-Arabic descriptive generic name. The sweet-gum is otherwise known as star-leafed gum, liquidam- bar, ..."

13. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1864)
"Meanwhile inquiry and personal observation have convinced me, that we need not go to the extreme South to find sweet gum trees fit for the experiment. ..."

14. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Thn fragrant sap has prompted the Latin-Arabic descriptive generic name. The sweet-gum t- otherwise known as star-leafed gum. ..."

15. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"sweet gum (local and com- Red Gum (Va., Ala., Miss., rnon name). Tex., La.). Liquidambar (RI, NY, Gum, Gum Tree (Va., SC, Del., NJ, ..."

16. Johnson's Materials of Construction by John Butler Johnson, Morton Owen Withey (1919)
"Red (Sweet) Gum grows in the same regions as cypress and is supplied most abundantly from Arkansas and Mississippi. The wood is not durable in the ground, ..."

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