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 for buttonball
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plane \Plane\, n. [F., fr. L. platanus, Gr. ?, fr. ? broad; --
     so called on account of its broad leaves and spreading form.
     See Place, and cf. Platane, Plantain the tree.] (Bot.)
     Any tree of the genus Platanus.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The Oriental plane ({Platanus orientalis) is a native
           of Asia. It rises with a straight, smooth, branching
           stem to a great height, with palmated leaves, and long
           pendulous peduncles, sustaining several heads of small
           close-sitting flowers. The seeds are downy, and
           collected into round, rough, hard balls. The Occidental
           plane ({Platanus occidentalis), which grows to a great
           height, is a native of North America, where it is
           popularly called sycamore, buttonwood, and
           buttonball, names also applied to the California
           species ({Platanus racemosa).
           [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Buttonball \But"ton*ball`\, n. (Bot.)
     See Buttonwood.
     [1913 Webster]

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