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liquidambar

Syllabification: liq·uid·am·bar
Pronunciation: /ˌlikwəˈdambər
 
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Definition of liquidambar in English:

noun

1A deciduous North American and Asian tree with maplelike leaves and bright autumn colors, yielding aromatic resinous balsam.
Example sentences
  • Saplings do look small when you buy them from the garden centre, but avenue trees such as liquidambars, Pinus radiata, Magnolia grandiflora and the like develop into enormous specimens with extensive root systems.
  • But the judicious placement of plants - a strawberry tree in the planter and several liquidambars screening a corner - makes the space surprisingly private.
  • In front of a small house in Clyde the leaves on a liquidambar are a bright orange.
1.1Liquid balsam obtained chiefly from the Asian liquidambar tree, used medicinally and in perfume. Also called storax.

Origin

late 16th century: modern Latin, apparently formed irregularly from Latin liquidus 'liquid' + medieval Latin ambar 'amber'.

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