- any of a genus (Liquidambar) of trees of the witch hazel family, found in Asia and North America, esp. the sweet gum
- the balsam from such a tree
Origin of liquidambarModern Latin ; from Classical Latin liquidus (see liquid) + Arabic uncertain or unknown; perhaps anbar (see amber)
Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Liquidambar, such as the sweet gum.
Origin of liquidambarNew Latin, genus name : Latin liquidus, liquid; see liquid + Medieval Latin ambar, amber; see amber.
(countable and uncountable, plural liquidambars)