liquidambar


liq·uid·am·bar

noun \ˌli-kwə-ˈdam-bər\

Definition of LIQUIDAMBAR

1
:  storax 1b
2
:  any of a genus (Liquidambar) of deciduous North American and Asian trees (as the sweet gum) of the witch-hazel family with monoecious flowers and a spiny globose fruit composed of many woody capsules each having two carpels

Origin of LIQUIDAMBAR

New Latin, from Latin liquidus + Medieval Latin ambar, ambra amber
First Known Use: circa 1577

liq·uid·am·bar

noun \ˌlik-wə-ˈdam-bər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LIQUIDAMBAR

1
a capitalized : a genus of trees of the witch hazel family (Hamamelidaceae) with a spiny globose fruit that is a cluster of many woody capsules b : any tree of the genus Liquidambar
2
: storax 2

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