buttonwood

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English[edit]

Platanus occidentalis or American sycamore, a buttonwood

Etymology[edit]

button +‎ wood

Noun[edit]

buttonwood (plural buttonwoods)

  1. The common name given to at least three species of shrub or tree.
    1. The mangrove tree (Conocarpus erectus, family Combretaceae) a tropical and subtropical species.
    2. The American sycamore or American plane tree (Platanus occidentalis, family Platanaceae).
    3. California sycamore or western sycamore (Platanus racemosa).

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