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London plane

Pronunciation: /ˈlʌndən/


A plane tree which is considered to be a hybrid between the American and the oriental planes. Its flaking bark renders it resistant to pollution and it is widely planted in towns.
  • Platanus × hispanica, family Platanaceae
Example sentences
  • Before long patterns emerged, with maples and horsechestnuts hard hit and London planes and lindens unaffected.
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