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1North Americananother term for sycamore
- ‘Black, red and white mangroves and buttonwoods cover much of the low coastal areas of the South Florida shoreline.’
- ‘Old stumps and downed branches of buttonwood trees may lie along coastal beaches for decades before they decay.’
- ‘Explore an overgrown old road bed through shady buttonwoods and open coastal salt prairie.’
- ‘The reduction of the famous battle of Fallen Timbers in August 1794, when Wayne defeated the Maumee Indians, to a buttonwood tree falling on his tent was especially delicious.’
- ‘The zone where white mangrove and buttonwood trees grow is almost never flooded by tidal waters.’
2Either of two mangroves native mainly to tropical America, used in the production of tanbark and for charcoal.
- ‘There among the buttonwoods, palm and the spidery red mangrove, I return to walk and work among them, to breathe their air and tell their time.’
- ‘Buttonwood is a shrubby mangrove tree that has a picturesque appearance when exposed to constant seashore winds creating an attractive addition to the beach.’
- ‘Finally, as we walk past the White Mangrove stands we reach the Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus).’
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