sweet qum
Liquidambar Liq"uid*am`bar (l[i^]k"w[i^]d*[a^]m`b[~e]r), n. [Liquid + amber.] 1. (Bot.) A genus consisting of two species of tall trees having star-shaped leaves, and woody burlike fruit. {Liquidambar styraciflua} is the North American {sweet qum}, and {Liquidambar Orientalis} is found in Asia Minor. [1913 Webster]

2. The balsamic juice which is obtained from these trees by incision. The liquid balsam of the Oriental tree is liquid storax. [1913 Webster]


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