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Related to platan: Platanus acerifolia, plane tree

platan

(ˈplætən)
n
(Plants) another name for plane tree
[C14: from Latin platanus, from Greek platanos; see plane tree]
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Noun1.platan - 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 fruitsplatan - 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
genus Platanus, Platanus - genus of large monoecious mostly deciduous trees: London plane; sycamore
lacewood, sycamore - variably colored and sometimes variegated hard tough elastic wood of a sycamore tree
London plane, Platanus acerifolia - very large fast-growing tree much planted as a street tree
American plane, American sycamore, buttonwood, Platanus occidentalis - very large spreading plane tree of eastern and central North America to Mexico
oriental plane, Platanus orientalis - large tree of southeastern Europe to Asia Minor
California sycamore, Platanus racemosa - tall tree of Baja California having deciduous bark and large alternate palmately lobed leaves and ball-shaped clusters of flowers
Arizona sycamore, Platanus wrightii - medium-sized tree of Arizona and adjacent regions having deeply lobed leaves and collective fruits in groups of 3 to 5
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
References in classic literature ?
Till I espi'd thee, fair indeed and tall, Under a Platan, yet methought less faire, Less winning soft, less amiablie milde, Then that smooth watry image; back I turnd, Thou following cryd'st aloud, Return fair EVE, Whom fli'st thou?
A useful critique of Pilsudski's eulogists can be found in Ryszard Swietek's Lodowa sciana: Sekrety polityki Jbzefa Pilsudskiego, 1904-1918 (Krakow: Platan, 1998).
But quite a number of other vendors are either only active in their home country - such as Tadiran in Israel or Platan in Poland - or are positioned in a region, such as Karel in MEA.
But due to the crisis, private-investor interest in microfinance could decline for many years to come," said Peter Platan, Investment Manager at Finnfund in Finland.