Definition of sweet gum in English:

sweet gum

Syllabification: sweet gum

noun

  • The North American liquidambar, which yields a balsam and decorative heartwood that is marketed as satin walnut.
    • Liquidambar styraciflua, family Hamamelidaceae
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    • There is no genuine forest in sight, save a relict scrap to the north that contains hardwoods: oak, beech, dogwood, ash, sweet gum, magnolia, yellow poplar, hickory, cherry, and maple.
    • Moist woodland on the lower mountain slopes and extending down to streams that meander in the valleys contains tulip poplar, sweet gum, and umbrella tree.
    • I have elm trees, oak trees, dogwood trees, sweet gum and a huge sugar magnolia, one of the few trees that has survived the age of the dinosaurs.

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