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chinar (plural chinars)
- The tree Platanus orientalis, the oriental plane.
1854, John Claudius Loudon, Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum:
- The chinar, or Oriental plane tree, has been cultivated in Persia from the earliest period; and Evelyn states that "a worthy knight, who staid at Ispahan when that famous city was infected with a raging pestilence, told" him "that, since they have planted a greater number of these noble treees about it, the plague has not come nigh their dwellings."
2007 October 26, Holland Cotter, “Treasures From a Land in Tumult”, in New York Times:
- The lakes, the gardens, the chinars golden in autumn, the Himalayas all around.
2011, Environment Chronicles: the best of TerraGreen, page 57:
- I too felt that the government has not made judicious use of its powers to curb the felling of chinars.