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Liquidambar

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Liquidambar

1. (Science: botany) 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 L. Orientalis is found in asia minor.

2. The balsamic juice which is obtained from these trees by incision. The liquid balsam of the oriental tree is liquid storax.

Origin: liquid _ amber.