liquidambar

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

Definition of liquidambar

  1. 1 :  storax 1b

  2. 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


Medical Dictionary

liquidambar

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

Medical Definition of liquidambar

  1. 1a capitalized :  a genus of trees of the witch hazel family (Hamamelidaceae) with a spiny globose fruit that is a cluster of many woody capsulesb:  any tree of the genus Liquidambar

  2. 2:  storax 2


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