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planer tree

[pley-ner] /ˈpleɪ nər/
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.
Origin of planer tree
1800-10, Americanism; named after I. J. Planer, 18th-century German botanist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is closely associated with cypress, the planer tree, and other species which grow in deep swamps.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

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