Search Result for "platanus orientalis":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. large tree of southeastern Europe to Asia Minor;
[syn: oriental plane, Platanus orientalis]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plane \Plane\, n. [F., fr. L. platanus, Gr. ?, fr. ? broad; -- so called on account of its broad leaves and spreading form. See Place, and cf. Platane, Plantain the tree.] (Bot.) Any tree of the genus Platanus. [1913 Webster] Note: The Oriental plane (Platanus orientalis) is a native of Asia. It rises with a straight, smooth, branching stem to a great height, with palmated leaves, and long pendulous peduncles, sustaining several heads of small close-sitting flowers. The seeds are downy, and collected into round, rough, hard balls. The Occidental plane (Platanus occidentalis), which grows to a great height, is a native of North America, where it is popularly called sycamore, buttonwood, and buttonball, names also applied to the California species (Platanus racemosa). [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Platanus orientalis n 1: large tree of southeastern Europe to Asia Minor [syn: oriental plane, Platanus orientalis]