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buttonwood

/ˈbʌtənˌwʊd/
noun
1.
Also called buttonball. a North American plane tree, Platanus occidentalis See plane tree
2.
a small West Indian tree, Conocarpus erectus, with button-like fruits and heavy hard compact wood: family Combretaceae
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