platanus

noun plat·a·nus \ˈplatənəs\

Definition of platanus

  1. 1 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 3a

  2. 2 plural -es :  any tree of the genus Platanus

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Origin and Etymology of platanus

New Latin, from Latin, plane tree


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