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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Very large spreading plane tree of eastern and central North America to Mexico.

Usage examples (36)
  • This name, as well as sycamore, is given, among us, to the large tree commonly called the buttonwood; but the tree here mentioned is different.
  • The buttonwood agreement, under the buttonwood tree.
  • The scene I had so recently witnessed from the buttonwood-tree had made me desperate.
  • GARRICK UTLEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It began under a buttonwood tree in 1794. for more
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