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Noun: sweet gum  sweet gúm
  1. Reddish-brown wood and lumber from heartwood of the sweet gum tree used to make furniture
    - satin walnut, hazelwood, red gum
  2. Aromatic exudate from the sweet gum tree
    - liquidambar
  3. A North American tree of the genus Liquidambar having prickly spherical fruit clusters and fragrant sap
    - sweet gum tree, bilsted, red gum, American sweet gum, Liquidambar styraciflua

Derived forms: sweet gums

Type of: gum, gumwood, liquidambar

Part of: genus Liquidambar, Liquidambar

Encyclopedia: Sweet gum