Definition of American plane

1. Noun. Very large spreading plane tree of eastern and central North America to Mexico.

Exact synonyms: American Sycamore, Buttonwood, Platanus Occidentalis
Group relationships: Genus Platanus, Platanus
Generic synonyms: Plane Tree, Platan, Sycamore



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Lexicographical Neighbors of American Plane

American olive
American option
American options
American organ
American oriole
American painted lady
American painted ladys
American parasol
American parsley fern
American pasqueflower
American pennyroyal
American persimmon
American pit bull terrier
American plaice
American plan
American plane
American pulsatilla
American quaking aspen
American raspberry
American rattlebox
American red elder
American red plum
American red squirrel
American redstart
American robin
American robins
American rock brake
American sable
American saddle horse
American shrew mole

Literary usage of American plane

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1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1901)
"american plane-TREE. Also wrongly called SYCAMORE. Figs. 1846, 1847. ... This form resembles in foliage the american plane, and is also of more pyramidal ..."

2. Review of Reviews and World's Work by Albert Shaw (1906)
"On the other hand, in very cheap goods—far below the average standard American plane—the foreigner sometimes beats us at our own game. ..."

3. The Woods and By-ways of New England by Wilson Flagg (1872)
"English writers give their preference to the american plane, which they ... In England the american plane has frequently attained a very great magnitude. ..."

4. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"It resembles in foliage more the american plane and is of more pyramidal habit than the ... american plane-TREE. Also wrongly called SYCAMORE. Fig. 3063. ..."

5. A Year Among the Trees: Or, The Woods and By-ways of New England by Wilson Flagg (1881)
"English writers give their preference to the american plane, which they ... In England the american plane has frequently attained a very great magnitude. ..."

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