- 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 ?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)