Meaning of liquidambar

liq•uid•am•bar

Pronunciation: (lik'wid-am"bur, lik"wid-am'-), [key]
— n.
  1. any tree of the genus Liquidambar, including the sweet gum.
  2. the fragrant, yellowish, balsamic liquid exuded by this tree, used in medicine. Cf. storax (def. 2).
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