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liquidambars

noun

  1. (American sweet gum)  an aromatic exudate from the sweet gum tree
    Synonyms: sweet gum. Type of: gum. Substance in: American sweet gum
  2. (gum tree)  any tree of the genus Liquidambar
    Type of: gum tree. Member of: Liquidambar

Etymology summary

late 16th century: modern Latin, apparently formed irregularly from Latin...
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wiktionary:

liquidambar | liquidambars [plural]

A resinous gum that exudes from the bark of the tree Liquidambar styraciflua (13 of 14 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/liquidambar

Collins Dictionary:

liquidambar

any deciduous tree of the hamamelidaceous genus "Liquidambar", of Asia and ... | the balsam of this tree, used in medicine "storax" [sense-specific] (22 of 234 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/liquidambar

Oxford Dictionary:

liquidambar | storax [synonym, sense-specific]

a deciduous North American and Asian tree with maple-like leaves and bright ... | liquid balsam obtained chiefly from the Asian liquidambar tree, used ... (23 of 92 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/liquidambar

Merriam-Webster:

liquidambar | Liquidambar [genus, sense-specific] | storax [synonym, sense-specific]

"storax" [sense-specific] | any of a genus of deciduous North American and Asian trees (as the sweet gum) of the witch-hazel family with monoecious ... (23 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/liquidambar

New World Dictionary:

liquidambar | Liquidambar [genus, sense-specific]

any of a genus of trees of the witch hazel family, found in Asia and North America, especially the "sweet gum" | the balsam from such a tree (27 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/liquidambar

American Heritage Dictionary:

liquidambar

Any of several deciduous trees of the genus "Liquidambar", such as the sweet gum. (14 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/liquidambar

Random House Dictionary:

liquidambar

any tree of the genus "Liquidambar", including the sweet gum. | the fragrant, yellowish, balsamic liquid exuded by this tree, used in medicine. (22 of 34 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/liquidambar

Encarta Dictionary:

liquidambar | liquidambars [plural] | Liquidambar [genus]

a tree that exudes a yellowish aromatic balsam. Native to: North and Central America, Asia. Genus Liquidambar. (17 of 45 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861698934​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

liquidambar

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

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/liquidambar

American Heritage Dictionary:

liquidambar

Origin: New Latin, genus name: Latin liquidus, liquid; see "liquid" + Medieval Latin ambar, amber; see "amber".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/liquidambar

Merriam-Webster:

liquidambar

First use: about 1577

Origin: New Latin, from Latin liquidus + Medieval Latin ambar, ambra amber

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/liquidambar

Collins Dictionary:

liquidambar

First use: 16th century

Origin: New Latin, from Latin liquidus liquid + Medieval Latin ambaramber

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/liquidambar

New World Dictionary:

liquidambar

Origin: Modern Latin from Latin liquidus (see "liquid") + Arabic anbar (see "amber")

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/liquidambar

Encarta Dictionary:

liquidambar | liquidambars [plural]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: modern Latin from Latin liquidus + medieval Latin ambar "amber"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861698934​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

liquidambar

Audio: British English pronunciation of "liquidambar"

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the Free Dictionary:

liquidambar

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "liquidambar"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "liquidambar" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/liquidambar

Google Dictionary:

liquidambar | liquidambars [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "liquidambar"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

liquidambar

Audio: North American pronunciation of "liquidambar"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=liquid​04 word=liquidambar

YourDictionary Audio:

liquidambar

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "liquidambar" by speech synthesizer

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