Sweet-gum



noun
1.
a tall, aromatic tree, Liquidambar styraciflua, of the eastern U.S., having star-shaped leaves and fruits in rounded, burlike clusters.
2.
the hard reddish-brown wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
3.
the amber balsam exuded by this tree, used in the manufacture of perfumes and medicines.
noun
1.
a North American liquidambar tree, Liquidambar styraciflua, having prickly spherical fruit clusters and fragrant sap: the wood (called satin walnut) is used to make furniture Compare sour gum
2.
the sap of this tree

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