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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Note:  The  Oriental  plane  ({Platanus  orientalis})  is  a  native 
  of  Asia.  It  rises  with  a  straight,  smooth,  branching 
  stem  to  a  great  height,  with  palmated  leaves,  and  long 
  pendulous  peduncles,  sustaining  several  heads  of  small 
  close-sitting  flowers.  The  seeds  are  downy,  and 
  collected  into  round,  rough,  hard  balls.  The  Occidental 
  plane  ({Platanus  occidentalis}),  which  grows  to  a  great 
  height,  is  a  native  of  North  America,  where  it  is 
  popularly  called  {sycamore},  {buttonwood},  and 
  {buttonball},  names  also  applied  to  the  California 
  species  ({Platanus  racemosa}). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  {P. 
  racemosa}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buttonwood 
  n  :  very  large  spreading  plane  tree  of  eastern  and  central  North 
  America  to  Mexico  [syn:  {American  sycamore},  {American 
  plane},  {Platanus  occidentalis}] 




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