buttonwood

noun
but·​ton·​wood | \ ˈbə-tᵊn-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce buttonwood (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web That's about the same market capitalization as the company that owns the New York Stock Exchange, which is the largest stock exchange in the world and was famously started under a buttonwood tree in 1792. Stephen Gandel, CBS News, "Why Coinbase could be worth as much as $100 billion. Here's who is getting rich off of it.," 14 Apr. 2021 Trading, whether under a buttonwood tree on Wall Street in the 18th century or in a New Jersey data center in the 21st, has always been about making quick calculations. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "Financial trading firms are wooing top mathematical brains with “exciting” datasets," 23 Sep. 2019 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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First Known Use of buttonwood

1670, in the meaning defined above

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22 Apr 2021

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“Buttonwood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buttonwood. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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buttonwood

noun
but·​ton·​wood | \ ˈbə-tᵊn-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce buttonwood (audio) \

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