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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.
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(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
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(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.
Vanvleck, 57, of 18 Buttonwood Place, Lunenburg, was sentenced to 21/2 years to 21/2 years and a day in Walpole State Prison after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol (fifth offense).
Town's approach is based on the lessons Heiberger learned both from the experience of building that company and from his subsequent years at the helm of Buttonwood Development, a development firm he named for the street he grew up on.
2011) and in a few woody ornamental plant species including green buttonwood, Conocarpus erectus L.
Once Longley found out what transpired, he appealed to the developers, Buttonwood Real Estate and Thor Equities, and they agreed to pay him a commission.
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RELATED ARTICLE: The New York Stock Exchange began in 1792, with 24 merchants trading under a buttonwood tree.
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That's the message from the preliminary results of a recent survey by the FEI Research Foundation and Buttonwood Group LLP of Stamford, Conn., a leading consulting firm.
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"Companies can double their initial return on investment within a few years, thanks to better decision making, reduced planning cycles, a more motivated, collaborative workforce and a sharper competitive edge," says Lawrence Serven, a principal at the Buttonwood Group, a Stamford, Connecticut, research and consulting firm.
After erecting my tent in the shade of a buttonwood tree and sorting my gear, I positioned a camp chair to face the fort's eastern side.