but·ton·wood | \ˈbə-tᵊn-ˌwu̇d \

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Some signs of disrepair are obvious, and caused by the recent hurricane: Along the Rowdy Bend walking trail, toppled white mangroves and buttonwoods crisscross the path every 30 feet or so. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Don’t be distracted by the beauty. Florida’s national parks are falling apart," 29 Jan. 2018 The sycamore is also called the buttonwood tree or American planetree. C. Claiborne Ray, New York Times, "What Gives the Sycamore Its Smell?," 31 July 2017

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1698, in the meaning defined above

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