liquidambar

noun liq·uid·am·bar \ ˌli-kwə-ˈdam-bər \

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


Medical Dictionary

liquidambar

noun liq·uid·am·bar \ ˌlik-wə-ˈdam-bər \

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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