plane tree


plane tree
noun
any of several trees of the genus Platanus having thin pale bark that scales off in small plates and lobed leaves and ball-shaped heads of fruits
Syn: ↑sycamore, ↑platan
Hypernyms: ↑tree
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Platanus, ↑genus Platanus
Substance Meronyms: ↑sycamore, ↑lacewood

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variant of plane

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any tree of the genus Platanus, esp. P. occidentalis, the buttonwood or sycamore of North America, having palmately lobed leaves and bark that sheds.
[1400-50; late ME]

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plane tree UK US noun [countable] [singular plane tree plural plane trees]
a tall tree with wide leaves, round flowers, and round fruit, that grows in North America, Europe, and Asia, and is often planted along streets in towns
Thesaurus: treeshyponym types of treehypernym

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plane tree,
any one of a group of tall, spreading trees, with broad, angular, palmately lobed leaves and bark that scales off in irregular patches; platan. In the United States, plane trees are usually called buttonwood, sycamore, or buttonball.

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ˈplane tree [plane tree plane trees] noun
a tree with spreading branches and broad leaves, that is often found in towns in northern countries

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • PLANE TREE — (Heb. עַרְמוֹן; armon). The Oriental plane, Platanus orientalis, is indigenous to Israel and grows on the banks of rivers, especially in the north. It is one of the most beautiful of Israel s trees and is recognizable by its lofty trunk,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Plane tree — (Bot.) Same as 1st {Plane}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plane-tree — [plān′trē΄] adj. designating a family (Platanaceae, order Hamamelidales), of deciduous, dicotyledonous trees, consisting of the plane trees * * * …   Universalium

  • plane-tree — [plān′trē΄] adj. designating a family (Platanaceae, order Hamamelidales), of deciduous, dicotyledonous trees, consisting of the plane trees …   English World dictionary

  • plane tree — n a large tree with broad leaves that is often planted along streets …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • plane tree — plane ,tree noun count a tall tree with wide leaves, round flowers, and round fruit, that grows in North America, Europe, and Asia, and is often planted along streets in cities …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • plane tree — plane′ tree n. pln any of several trees of the genus Platanus, esp. P. occidentalis, the North American sycamore • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • plane tree — n. PLANE1 …   English World dictionary

  • plane tree — any tree of the genus Platanus, esp. P. occidentalis, the buttonwood or sycamore of North America, having palmately lobed leaves and bark that sheds. [1400 50; late ME] * * * Any of ten species of large trees that make up the genus Platanus, sole …   Universalium

  • plane tree — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms plane tree : singular plane tree plural plane trees a tall tree with wide leaves, round flowers, and round fruit, that grows in North America, Europe, and Asia, and is often planted along streets in towns …   English dictionary