capitalized : a genus of trees (family Platanaceae) comprising the plane trees, being native in temperate regions, and having light brown often deciduous flaky bark, large palmately lobed leaves, and small monoecious flowers in globose heads see london plane , sycamore sense 3a
plural -es : any tree of the genus Platanus

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, plane tree

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“Platanus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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