buttonwood

[buht-n-wood]
noun
Chiefly Eastern New England, sycamore ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1665–75, Americanism; button + wood1

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

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The zone where white mangrove and buttonwood trees grow is almost never flooded by tidal waters.
Dead buttonwood snags interrupt these expanses that were shaped by hurricanes.
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