[syn: genus Liquidambar, Liquidambar]
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.
2. The balsamic juice which is obtained from these trees by
incision. The liquid balsam of the Oriental tree is liquid
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: aromatic exudate from the sweet gum tree [syn: sweet gum,
2: any tree of the genus Liquidambar
3: sweet gum [syn: genus Liquidambar, Liquidambar]