Definition of liquidambar
1 : storax 1b
2 : any of a genus (Liquidambar) of deciduous North American and Asian trees (such 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 and Etymology of liquidambar
New Latin, from Latin liquidus + Medieval Latin ambar, ambra amber
First Known Use: circa 1577
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