planer tree
noun Etymology: J. J. Planer died 1789 German botanist Date: circa 1810 a deciduous tree (Planera aquatica) of the elm family growing chiefly in wet southeastern United States soils and having an oval ribbed nutlike drupe

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  • Planer tree — Plan er tree [From J. S. Planer, a German botanist.] (Bot.) A small leaved North American tree ({Planera aquatica}) related to the elm, but having a wingless, nutlike fruit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • planer tree — ☆ planer tree [plā′nər ] n. [after J. J. Planer, 18th c. Ger botanist] a small tree (Planera aquatica) of the elm family, with ovate leaves and a nutlike fruit, found in the SE U.S …   English World dictionary

  • planer tree — ˈplānə(r) noun Etymology: after J. J. Planer died 1789 German botanist : a small leaved No. American tree (Planera aquatica) bearing wingless fruit called also hornbeam, water elm * * * /play neuhr/ a small tree, Planera aquatica, of the elm… …   Useful english dictionary

  • planer tree — /play neuhr/ a small tree, Planera aquatica, of the elm family, growing in moist ground in the southern U.S., bearing a small, ovoid, nutlike fruit and yielding a compact light brown wood. Also called water elm. [1800 10, Amer.; named after I. J …   Universalium

  • planer tree — pla′ner tree n. pln a small swamp elm, Planera aquatica, of the southern U.S., bearing a small, ovoid, nutlike fruit • Etymology: 1800–10, amer.; after I. J. Planer, 18th cent. German botanist …   From formal English to slang

  • planer-tree — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wagner family tree — The family of the composer Richard WagnerCarl Friedrich Wilhelm Wagner, * 1770 † 1813, police actuary, ∞ 1798 Johanna Rosine Pätz * 1778 † 1848 (after being widowed, in 1814 she married the painter Ludwig Geyer * 1779 † 1821, whose rumoured… …   Wikipedia

  • Planera aquatica — Planer tree Plan er tree [From J. S. Planer, a German botanist.] (Bot.) A small leaved North American tree ({Planera aquatica}) related to the elm, but having a wingless, nutlike fruit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elm family — noun a dicot family of the order Urticales including: genera Ulmus, Celtis, Planera, Trema • Syn: ↑Ulmaceae, ↑family Ulmaceae • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family …   Useful english dictionary

  • Planera — noun a deciduous tree of the family Ulmaceae that grows in the southeastern United States • Syn: ↑genus Planera • Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Ulmaceae, ↑family Ulmaceae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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