Origin of planer treeafter J. J. Planer, 18th-c. German botanist
planer treepla·ner tree
Origin of planer treeAfter Johann Jacob Planer (1743-1789), German botanist
(plural planer trees)
- A small-leaved North American tree (Planera aquatica) related to the elm, but having a wingless, nutlike fruit.
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Named after J. S. Planer, a German botanist.