buttonwood

[ buht-n-woo d ]
/ ˈbʌt nˌwʊd /

noun

Chiefly Eastern New England. sycamore(def 1).

Origin of buttonwood

An Americanism dating back to 1665–75; button + wood1
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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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