Liquidambar meaning

lĭk'wĭd-ăm'bər
Any of several deciduous trees of the genus Liquidambar, such as the sweet gum.
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Any of a genus (Liquidambar) of trees of the witch hazel family, found in Asia and North America, esp. the sweet gum.
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The balsam from such a tree.
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A resinous gum that exudes from the bark of the tree Liquidambar styraciflua.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Altingiaceae "” the sweetgum trees, formerly classified as Hamamelidaceae.
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Origin of liquidambar

  • New Latin genus name Latin liquidus liquid liquid Medieval Latin ambar amber amber
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • New Latin, from Latin liquidus (“liquid, fluid") + Arabic [script?] (ambar, “amber")
    From Wiktionary