[ 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.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also called water elm.
Origin of planer tree
1800–10, Americanism; named after I. J. Planer, 18th-century German botanist
Words nearby planer tree
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