Definition of California sycamore
1. Noun. Tall tree of Baja California having deciduous bark and large alternate palmately lobed leaves and ball-shaped clusters of flowers.
Group relationships: Genus Platanus, Platanus
Generic synonyms: Plane Tree, Platan, Sycamore
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Lexicographical Neighbors of California Sycamore
Literary usage of California sycamore
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"California sycamore, pg. 196. Chestnut Oak, pg. 144, also Cucumber Tree, pg. 173, east only to NY, west from s. Ont. to southwestern Ark. and s. ..."
2. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"It is used for finishing-lumber, cabinet-work, drawer-backs and bottoms, cooperage, tobacco-boxes, butcher-blocks, ox-yokes, etc. 2. California sycamore ..."
3. Forest Trees of the Pacific Slope by George Bishop Sudworth (1908)
"Crowded in the bottoms of deep canyons California sycamore occasionally reaches a height of 75 or 80 feet (rarely more) and a diameter of from 3 to 6 feet. ..."
4. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1900)
"... sand-ballasted railroads across our continent are still tutors to the short, fat, perfected road-beds of the narrow States. • California sycamore. ..."