Definition of Bilsted

1. Noun. A North American tree of the genus Liquidambar having prickly spherical fruit clusters and fragrant sap.




Definition of Bilsted

1. n. See Sweet gum.

Definition of Bilsted

1. Noun. (botany) The sweetgum. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bilsted

1. a hardwood tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bilsted

1. See Sweet gum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bilsted

bilocations
bilocular
bilocular capsule
bilocular femoral hernia
bilocular joint
biloculate
biloculine
bilokinase
bilophodont
biloquial
biloquism
biloquist
biloquists
biloquium
bilsted (current term)
bilsteds
biltong
biltongs
bim
bima
bimaculate
bimagnon
bimagnons
bimah
bimahs
bimana
bimanal
bimanous
bimanual

Literary usage of Bilsted

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1. The Book of Woodcraft and Indian Lore by Ernest Thompson Seton (1921)
"... STAR-LEAVED OR RED GUM, bilsted, ALLIGATOR TREE OR LIQUIDAMBAR. (Liquidambar Styraciflua) " A tall tree up to 150 feet high of low, moist woods, ..."

2. American Notes and Queries edited by William Shepard Walsh, Henry Collins Walsh, William H. Garrison, Samuel R. Harris (1890)
"A still more formidable objection is this : there is probably no kind of wood less fitted for axe-handle material than this same bilsted. ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1896)
"The case of the bilsted (Liquidambar') is a puzzle, some of the branches of the same tree having dextral phyllotaxy, and others having sinistral phyllotaxy; ..."

4. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"A beautiful tree commonly 45-60 and Sweet Gum occasionally 140 feet high, with a trunk Liquidambar diameter of 4—6 feet, the stem usually bilsted zontal ..."

5. Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year by New-York Historical Society (1902)
"... three silver table-spoons, three silver teaspoons, one pair gold buttons, one gold ring, and one " bilsted " chest. Unto my son, William Sherlock, ..."

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