sweet gum definition by Webster's New World
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- a large North American tree (Liquidambar styraciflua) of the witch hazel family, with alternate maplelike leaves, spiny fruit balls, and fragrant juice
- the wood of this tree
- storax ()
sweet gum definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of several trees of the genus Liquidambar, especially L. styraciflua of North America and Central America, having palmately lobed leaves, prickly round hanging fruits, and wood used to make furniture.
- The aromatic resin obtained from this tree.