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1. See sycamore.
2. An evergreen shrub or tree (Conocarpus erectus) of coastal wetlands of tropical America and western Africa, having alternate leathery leaves and small buttonlike heads of greenish flowers.


(ˈbʌtənˌwʊd) or

button tree

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


(ˈbʌt nˌwʊd)

Chiefly Eastern New Eng. sycamore (def. 1).
[1665–75, Amer.]
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Noun1.buttonwood - very large spreading plane tree of eastern and central North America to Mexicobuttonwood - very large spreading plane tree of eastern and central North America to Mexico
genus Platanus, Platanus - genus of large monoecious mostly deciduous trees: London plane; sycamore
plane tree, platan, sycamore - 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
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In one direction from my house there was a colony of muskrats in the river meadows; under the grove of elms and buttonwoods in the other horizon was a village of busy men, as curious to me as if they had been prairie-dogs, each sitting at the mouth of its burrow, or running over to a neighbor's to gossip.
As the water warms and the month progresses, bays like Fakahatchee, Pumpkin, Buttonwood and Palm Bay will also have catchable numbers of jumbo tarpon cruising the shorelines.
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When the ferry lands, we use the wheeled carts at the dock to assist us in carrying our camping gear the short distance from the public dock to a serene spot under a gnarled Buttonwood tree, one of 16-acre Garden Key's oldest living things.
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Lebeaux lives on a former portion of his grandfather's Buttonwood Farm with his wife, Debbie, also a Shrewsbury native.
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In this case, he kept the vivid poolside royal poinciana and mature screw pines, and--in a nod to the caustic Gulf of Mexico environment--added beach-friendly plants like dune sunflower, silver buttonwood, Indian hawthorn, carissa, crown of thorns, kalanchoe, and bromeliads in front and back "to add a sculptural quality.