Definitions

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  • n. Any of various trees of the genus Platanus.

Etymologies

plane +‎ tree (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Enloe Hospital recently adopted the "planetree" philosophy of patient center care.

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  • This logo represents the "planetree" sycamore embracing the mother and newborn child.

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  • Lebanonian cedar, the exalted planetree, the eugenic eucalyptus and other ornaments of the arboreal world with which that region is thoroughly well supplied.

    Ulysses

  • For those who make false statements, and say that an attribute belongs to thing which does not belong to it, commit error; and those who call objects by the names of other objects (e.g. calling a planetree a ‘man’) transgress the established terminology.

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  • Plaquemine (plak'men), Bayou of (bi'oo) an inlet from the Mississippi river in Louisiana. planetree, an Oriental tree, rising with a straight, smooth branching Stem to a great height; the sycamore or buttonwood. plashy (plash'i), watery; splashy

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  • In the mild breezes of the west and of the east the lofty trees wave in different directions their firstclass foliage, the wafty sycamore, the Lebanonian cedar, the exalted planetree, the eugenic eucalyptus and other ornaments of the arboreal world with which that region is thoroughly well supplied.

    Ulysses

  • Shall I esteem a barren planetree and shorn myrtles beyond the fruitful olive and the elm courting the embraces of the vine?

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  • ” He said that the Athenians did not honor him or admire him, but made, as it were, a sort of planetree of him; sheltered themselves under him in bad weather, and, as soon as it was fine, plucked his leaves and cut his branches.

    Themistocles

  • The mind, the growth of which he describes, is not forced into activity, or hatched prematurely by electric heat; it developes sweetly, gradually, and in finest harmony with the beautiful and the great around it -- like a fir amidst the plantations of Woodmyre, or a planetree on the far-seen heights of

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