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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
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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?
Ismo Platan, corporate senior VP and CIO at Ruukki, is hosting the Gartner session, "Ruukki's Supply Chain Optimization - Solving Puzzles Globally with Quintiq", and will explain how the collaboration between the two companies led to optimized logistics and production processes via a single integrated solution.
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.
Platan said the UAE lies in a region and an environment characterisedAaby political risks like the situation in Iraq, Iran and Israel but remains an attractiveAamarket for FDI thanks to its transparent economic and politicialAapolicy, regulations for encouragement and protection of investment, free transfer of capital and availability of free zones.