planer tree definition by Webster's New World
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a small tree (Planera aquatica) of the elm family, with ovate leaves and a nutlike fruit, found in the SE U.S.
Origin: after J. J. Planer, 18th-c. German botanist
planer tree definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A small, deciduous, elmlike swamp tree (Planera aquatica) of the southern United States, having small, ribbed, nutlike fruit. Also called water elm.
Origin: After Johann Jacob Planer (1743-1789), German botanist.