button tree


button tree
n.
1. any of a genus (Conocarpus) of dicotyledonous West Indian trees with buttonlike fruit
2. PLANE1

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  • Button tree — Button But ton, n. [OE. boton, botoun, F. bouton button, bud, prop. something pushing out, fr. bouter to push. See {Butt} an end.] 1. A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass. [1913 Webster] 2. A catch, of various forms and materials, used to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • button tree — ☆ button tree n. 1. any of a genus (Conocarpus) of dicotyledonous West Indian trees with buttonlike fruit 2. PLANE1 …   English World dictionary

  • button tree — noun evergreen tree or shrub with fruit resembling buttons and yielding heavy hard compact wood • Syn: ↑button mangrove, ↑Conocarpus erectus • Hypernyms: ↑tree * * * noun 1. : a shrub or tree of the genus Conocarpus having hard …   Useful english dictionary

  • button tree — /ˈbʌtn tri/ (say butn tree) noun 1. a tropical tree or shrub, Conocarpus erectus, with heavy, hard, compact wood and button like fruits. 2. → buttonwood …   Australian English dictionary

  • Button — But ton, n. [OE. boton, botoun, F. bouton button, bud, prop. something pushing out, fr. bouter to push. See {Butt} an end.] 1. A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass. [1913 Webster] 2. A catch, of various forms and materials, used to fasten …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Button hook — Button But ton, n. [OE. boton, botoun, F. bouton button, bud, prop. something pushing out, fr. bouter to push. See {Butt} an end.] 1. A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass. [1913 Webster] 2. A catch, of various forms and materials, used to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Button shell — Button But ton, n. [OE. boton, botoun, F. bouton button, bud, prop. something pushing out, fr. bouter to push. See {Butt} an end.] 1. A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass. [1913 Webster] 2. A catch, of various forms and materials, used to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Button snakeroot — Button But ton, n. [OE. boton, botoun, F. bouton button, bud, prop. something pushing out, fr. bouter to push. See {Butt} an end.] 1. A knob; a small ball; a small, roundish mass. [1913 Webster] 2. A catch, of various forms and materials, used to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • button mangrove — noun evergreen tree or shrub with fruit resembling buttons and yielding heavy hard compact wood • Syn: ↑button tree, ↑Conocarpus erectus • Hypernyms: ↑tree * * * noun : button tree 1 * * * a tropical tree, Conocarpus erectus, having small,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Button Island (Massachusetts) — Button Island is an island in the Hingham Bay area of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. The island has a permanent size of under convert|1|acre|m2|sing=on, plus an intertidal zone of a further convert|116|acre|km2, and is… …   Wikipedia


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