A small tree (Planera aquatica) of the elm family, with ovate leaves and a nutlike fruit, found in the SE U.S.
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Origin of planer-tree
- After Johann Jacob Planer (1743–1789), German botanist
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Named after J. S. Planer, a German botanist.