Japanese maple

Japanese maple

noun
a small, graceful maple tree, Acer palmatum, of Korea and Japan, having small, purple flowers, the foliage turning bright red in autumn.
Also called full-moon maple.


Origin:
1895–1900

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japanese maple

noun
1. ornamental shrub or small tree of Japan and Korea with deeply incised leaves; cultivated in many varieties 
2. leaves deeply incised and bright red in autumn; Japan 
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