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Liquidambar styraciflua, commonly called the American sweetgum, sweet-gum, alligator-wood, American-storax, bilsted, red-gum, satin-walnut, or star-leaved gum, is a deciduous tree in the genus Liquidambar native to warm temperate areas of eastern North America and tropical montane regions of Mexico and Central America. A popular ornamental tree in temperate climates, it is recognizable by the combination of its five-pointed star-shaped leaves and its hard, spiked fruits. It is currently classified in the plant family Altingiaceae, but was formerly considered a member of the Hamamelidaceae.
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1. a North American tree of the genus Liquidambar having prickly spherical fruit clusters and fragrant sap
(synonym) sweet gum, sweet gum tree, red gum, American sweet gum, Liquidambar styraciflua
(member-holonym) genus Liquidambar
(substance-meronym) sweet gum, liquidambar
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See Sweet gum.
See Sweet gum.
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