buttonball tree
Buttonwood But"ton*wood`, n. (Bot.) The {Platanus occidentalis}, or American plane tree, a large tree, producing rough balls, from which it is named; -- called also {buttonball tree}, and, in some parts of the United States, {sycamore}. The California buttonwood is {Platanus racemosa}. [1913 Webster]

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  • buttonball tree — noun see buttonball 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • buttonball — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. also buttonball tree chiefly North : sycamore 3a 2. : buttonbush * * * buttˈonball see ↑buttonwood below …   Useful english dictionary

  • buttonball — Plane Plane, n. [F., fr. L. platanus, Gr. ?, fr. ? broad; so called on account of its broad leaves and spreading form. See {Place}, and cf. {Platane}, {Plantain} the tree.] (Bot.) Any tree of the genus {Platanus}. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buttonball — vakarinis platanas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Plataninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Platanus occidentalis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Platanus occidentalis angl. American plane tree; American… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • plane tree — noun any of several trees of the genus Platanus having thin pale bark that scales off in small plates and lobed leaves and ball shaped heads of fruits • Syn: ↑sycamore, ↑platan • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms: ↑London plane, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • plane tree — any tree of the genus Platanus, esp. P. occidentalis, the buttonwood or sycamore of North America, having palmately lobed leaves and bark that sheds. [1400 50; late ME] * * * Any of ten species of large trees that make up the genus Platanus, sole …   Universalium

  • American plane-tree — vakarinis platanas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Plataninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Platanus occidentalis), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Platanus occidentalis angl. American plane tree; American… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Buttonwood — But ton*wood , n. (Bot.) The {Platanus occidentalis}, or American plane tree, a large tree, producing rough balls, from which it is named; called also {buttonball tree}, and, in some parts of the United States, {sycamore}. The California… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Platanus occidentalis — Buttonwood But ton*wood , n. (Bot.) The {Platanus occidentalis}, or American plane tree, a large tree, producing rough balls, from which it is named; called also {buttonball tree}, and, in some parts of the United States, {sycamore}. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Platanus racemosa — Buttonwood But ton*wood , n. (Bot.) The {Platanus occidentalis}, or American plane tree, a large tree, producing rough balls, from which it is named; called also {buttonball tree}, and, in some parts of the United States, {sycamore}. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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