American sweet gum

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Synonyms for American sweet gum

a North American tree of the genus Liquidambar having prickly spherical fruit clusters and fragrant sap

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The three trees earmarked for the Civic Centre will be a cut leaf plane, a tulip and an American sweet gum
American sweet gum trees are important sources of lumber and veneer in the United States but the heartwood and sapwood are marketed separately.
The best known and most widely planted sweet gums include American sweet gum, Liquidambar styraciflua; Oriental sweet gum (Liquidambar orientalis), which is native to Asia Minor; and Chinese sweet gum (Liquidambar formosana).
The botanical name for American sweet gum is derived from the Latin liquidis, meaning fluid or liquid, and the Arabic ambar, referring to the sweet-smelling gum which exudes from the tree.
Heartwood: gum, American sweet gum, sweet gum, bilsted, satin walnut Sapwood: sap gum, hazel pine
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