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buttonwood

[ buht-n-wood ]
/ ˈbʌt nˌwʊd /
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noun
Chiefly Eastern New England. sycamore (def. 1).
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Origin of buttonwood

An Americanism dating back to 1665–75; button + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for buttonwood

buttonwood

button tree

/ (ˈbʌtənˌwʊd) /

noun
Also called: buttonball a North American plane tree, Platanus occidentalisSee plane tree
a small West Indian tree, Conocarpus erectus, with button-like fruits and heavy hard compact wood: family Combretaceae
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