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sweet gum

noun

Definition of sweet gum

  1. 1 :  a North American tree (Liquidambar styraciflua) of the witch-hazel family with palmately lobed glossy green leaves, corky twigs, a round spiny brown fruit cluster, and hard wood

  2. 2 :  the smooth reddish-brown wood of the sweet gum



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1700

First Known Use of sweet gum

1700


Medical Dictionary

sweet gum

noun

Medical Definition of sweet gum

  1. :  a North American tree of the genus Liquidambar (L. styraciflua) with a round spiny brown fruit cluster and an inner bark that is the source of American storax




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