oriental plane

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Noun1.oriental plane - large tree of southeastern Europe to Asia Minororiental plane - large tree of southeastern Europe to Asia Minor
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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O ancie AN Oriental Plane tree of ancient Greek descent has been crowned Northern Ireland's Tree of the Year.
And on the other hand, the chapters collectively intend to illuminate two contradictory trends in the valley: 1) "unity in diversity" as the reference to Sasha Kuprin who is one of the Fergana poets illustrates: "words like kishlak (village), aryk (irrigation canal), chinar (oriental plane tree), bazaar, chaikhane (teahouse) and plov (pilaf) are not mere fragments of exotic vocabulary but worlds through which we experience a common time and destiny" (p.293); and 2) "diversity in unity" that reveals in the overlapping dual lives, languages, identities and loyalties existing in Fergana along with different fault lines in the Fergana states (especially chapters 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, and 13).
Kashmiri silver often combines Paisley shapes with botanical motifs, a favourite being the Chinar leaf from the Oriental plane tree, featured prominently on these vases.

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