Buttonwood



Chiefly Eastern New England, sycamore (def 1).
Contemporary Examples

NYSE’s Sale to ICE: Sign of the Times Daniel Gross December 19, 2012

Historical Examples

Canoe Boys and Campfires William Murray Graydon
How To Do It Edward Everett Hale
Wings of the Wind Credo Harris
Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
Croquet Anonymous
Wings of the Wind Credo Harris
Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
The Financier Theodore Dreiser

noun
Also called buttonball. a North American plane tree, Platanus occidentalis See plane tree
a small West Indian tree, Conocarpus erectus, with button-like fruits and heavy hard compact wood: family Combretaceae
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