liquidambar

noun
liq·​uid·​am·​bar | \ ˌli-kwə-ˈdam-bər How to pronounce liquidambar (audio) \

Definition of liquidambar

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

First Known Use of liquidambar

circa 1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for liquidambar

New Latin, from Latin liquidus + Medieval Latin ambar, ambra amber

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The first known use of liquidambar was circa 1577

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“Liquidambar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liquidambar. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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liquidambar

noun
liq·​uid·​am·​bar | \ ˌlik-wə-ˈdam-bər How to pronounce liquidambar (audio) \

Medical Definition of liquidambar

1a 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

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