- 1 (also buttonwood tree) North American another term for sycamore ( sense 1).More example sentences
- The reduction of the famous battle of Fallen Timbers in August 1794, when Wayne defeated the Maumee Indians, to a buttonwood tree falling on his tent was especially delicious.
- The zone where white mangrove and buttonwood trees grow is almost never flooded by tidal waters.
- Explore an overgrown old road bed through shady buttonwoods and open coastal salt prairie.
- 2Either of two mangroves native mainly to tropical America, used in the production of tanbark and for charcoal.
More example sentences
- Conocarpus erectus (the button mangrove) and Laguncularia racemosa, family Combretaceae
- There among the buttonwoods, palm and the spidery red mangrove, I return to walk and work among them, to breathe their air and tell their time.
- Buttonwood is a shrubby mangrove tree that has a picturesque appearance when exposed to constant seashore winds creating an attractive addition to the beach.
- Finally, as we walk past the White Mangrove stands we reach the Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus).
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