sweet gum


sweet gum


Definition of SWEET GUM

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

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sweet gum

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SWEET GUM

: 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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