buttonwood(redirected from Buttonwood tree)
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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.
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
Chiefly Eastern New Eng. sycamore (def. 1).
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|Noun||1.||buttonwood - very large spreading plane tree of eastern and central North America to Mexico|