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  • n. Plural form of buttonwood.

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Examples

  • The state planted some palm trees in its place instead of buttonwoods, sigh and felt hopeful, and some hurricanes showed up and everybody felt less hopeful.

    Emergency fill-in entry

  • Also, the presence of the beach can help preserve the buttonwoods and mangroves in the park, which in turn can reduce hurricane damage to Port Everglades, which in turn can save you, the taxpayer, a lot of money.

    Emergency fill-in entry

  • Admittedly, they aren't the buttonwoods let alone the red, white or black mangroves the park needs but I'll start giving them full credit for looks, at least.

    Emergency fill-in entry

  • I hope they start planting some buttonwoods and sea oats quickly, but judging from the other park areas where the Australian pines have already been removed, I'm not holding up much hope.

    Sniffle. Trees

  • Dusk purpled the grounds, deepening the shadows cast by he palm trees, buttonwoods, and shrubbery around the house area.

    The Glory Game

  • We had a hard, dusty ride from the encampment at Mongohick to the Pamunkey, and halted beneath the oaks, magnolias, and buttonwoods of an old Virginia mansion.

    The Romance of the Civil War

  • It was two or three days later that Dr. Lavendar and Danny, jogging along behind Goliath under the buttonwoods on the road to Upper Chester, were somewhat inconvenienced by the dust of a buggy that crawled up and down the hills just a little ahead.

    Quaint Courtships

  • Looking from the old-fashioned windows of Mrs. Gouverneur's front parlor, he praised the beauty of the winter scene, and admired especially the spotted boles of the great buttonwoods in Washington Square.

    The Faith Doctor A Story of New York

  • 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.

    Walden~ Chapter 08 (historical)

  • 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.

    Walden, or Life in the woods

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