meaning of buttonwood

buttonwood meaning in General Dictionary

The Platanus occidentalis or United states plane-tree a large tree creating harsh balls from which it's known as known as also buttonball tree and in some elements of the United States sycamore The Ca buttonwood is Platanus racemosa

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  • large spreading plane tree of east and main united states to Mexico
  • The Platanus occidentalis, or American plane-tree, a large tree, producing harsh balls, where it really is named; -- known as also buttonball tree, and, in some parts of america, sycamore. The Ca buttonwood is P. racemosa.

buttonwood meaning in Etymology Dictionary

also button-wood, "united states plane-tree," 1690s, from option (n.) + timber (n.). So named because of their characteristic circular good fresh fruit.


buttonwood meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The Platanus occidentalis, or US plane tree, a large tree, making harsh balls, from which its known as; -- called also buttonball tree, and, in a few parts of the usa, sycamore. The California buttonwood is P. racemosa.