plane tree

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noun

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 word dating back to 1400–50
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noun

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 townsAlso called: platan

Word Origin for plane tree

C14 plane, from Old French, from Latin platanus, from Greek platanos, from platos wide, referring to the leaves
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