Liquidambar styraciflua
gum tree gum" tree` n. Any tree that exudes a gum, such as: (a) The black gum ({Nyssa multiflora}), one of the largest trees of the Southern States, bearing a small blue fruit, the favorite food of the opossum. Most of the large trees become hollow. (b) A tree of the genus {Eucalyptus}; a eucalypt. See {Eucalpytus.} (c) The sweet gum tree of the United States ({Liquidambar styraciflua}), a large and beautiful tree with pointedly lobed leaves and woody burlike fruit. It exudes an aromatic terebinthine juice. (d) The sour gum tree. [1913 Webster]

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