Buttonwood meaning

bŭtn-wo͝od
An evergreen shrub or tree (Conocarpus erectus) of coastal wetlands of tropical America and western Africa, having alternate leathery leaves and small buttonlike heads of greenish flowers.
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The common name given to at least three species of shrub or tree.
  • The mangrove tree, Conocarpus erectus, family Combretaceae, a tropical and subtropical species.
  • The American sycamore or American plane tree, Platanus occidentalis, family Platanaceae.
  • California sycamore or western sycamore, Platanus racemosa.
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Origin of buttonwood