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A plane tree.
- ‘You can't miss Restaurant Tropicana situated in a lovely, small square under a huge platan tree.’
- ‘It's so nice here and we have a special place under the full shade of a European platan tree.’
Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek platanos ‘plane tree’.
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