Definition of Plane tree

1. Noun. Any of several trees of the genus Platanus having thin pale bark that scales off in small plates and lobed leaves and ball-shaped heads of fruits.




Medical Definition of Plane tree

1. Same as 1st Plane. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plane Tree

plane of incidence
plane of pelvic canal
plane of regard
plane polarized light
plane sailing
plane seat
plane section
plane suture
plane table
plane tables
plane ticket
plane tree (current term)
plane wart
plane wave
planed
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planeload
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planemo
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planeness
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planer
planer tree

Literary usage of Plane tree

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Gentleman's Magazine (1787)
"The Plane-tree was an exotic in an- tient Italy; am! perhaps, on that account, as well as from its ..."

2. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"PLANE-TREE FAMILY. Large trees, with thin exfoliating bark, alternate petioled ... Plane-tree. Fig. 2212. =\ Platanus occidentali! L. Sp. PI. 999. 1753. ..."

3. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"Our noblest maids shall to thy name bequeath 7o The boughs of lotos, form'd into a wreath. This monument, thy maiden beauties' due, High on a plane tree ..."

4. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Edward Chauncey Baldwin (1906)
"It was an oppressive day, and, after dinner, Lucie proposed that the wine should be carried out under the plane-tree, and they should sit there in the air. ..."

5. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1855)
"This circumstance took place about the time of the capture of the City of Bome ; and to such high honour, in the course of time, did the plane-tree attain, ..."

6. The Gentleman's Magazine (1787)
"The Plane-tree was an exotic in an- tient Italy; am! perhaps, on that account, as well as from its ..."

7. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"PLANE-TREE FAMILY. Large trees, with thin exfoliating bark, alternate petioled ... Plane-tree. Fig. 2212. =\ Platanus occidentali! L. Sp. PI. 999. 1753. ..."

8. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"Our noblest maids shall to thy name bequeath 7o The boughs of lotos, form'd into a wreath. This monument, thy maiden beauties' due, High on a plane tree ..."

9. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Edward Chauncey Baldwin (1906)
"It was an oppressive day, and, after dinner, Lucie proposed that the wine should be carried out under the plane-tree, and they should sit there in the air. ..."

10. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1855)
"This circumstance took place about the time of the capture of the City of Bome ; and to such high honour, in the course of time, did the plane-tree attain, ..."

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