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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several trees of the genus Platanus, having ball-shaped fruit clusters and, usually, outer bark that flakes off in patches.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Bot.) Same as 1st plane.

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  • noun Alternative form of planetree.

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  • noun 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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[plane + tree.]

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