Plane or Maple Tree Crossword

Plane or maple tree crossword clue. A Australian newspapers Courier Mail, Herald Sun, Sydney Daily Telegraph big crossword question on Friday, 9 June 2017. 8 letters

The answer is SYCAMORE

Sycamore is a name which has been applied at various times and places to several different types of trees, but with somewhat similar leaf forms. The name derives from the ancient Greek συκόμορος (sūkomoros) meaning “fig-mulberry”.

Acer pseudoplatanus, known as the sycamore in the United Kingdom and the sycamore maple in the United States,[3] is a flowering plant species in the soapberry and lychee family Sapindaceae. It is a large deciduous, broad-leaved tree, tolerant of wind and coastal exposure. It is native to Central Europe and Western Asia, from France eastwards to Ukraine, northern Turkey and the Caucasus and southwards in the mountains of northern Spain and Italy.

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