Definition of sweet gum in English:

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sweet gum

noun

The North American liquidambar, which yields a balsam and decorative heartwood which is marketed as satin walnut.
  • Liquidambar styraciflua, family Hamamelidaceae.
Example sentences
  • 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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