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plane tree

noun
1.
any tree of the genus Platanus, especially P. occidentalis, the buttonwood or sycamore of North America, having palmately lobed leaves and bark that sheds.
Origin of plane tree
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50
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plane tree

noun
1.
any tree of the genus Platanus, having ball-shaped heads of fruits and leaves with pointed lobes: family Platanaceae. The hybrid P. × acerifolia (London plane) is frequently planted in towns Also called platan
Word Origin
C14 plane, from Old French, from Latin platanus, from Greek platanos, from platos wide, referring to the leaves
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