Box-elder

box elder

noun
a North American maple, Acer negundo, having light gray-brown bark, pinnate, coarsely toothed leaves, and dry, winged fruit, cultivated as a shade tree, and yielding a light, soft wood used in making furniture, woodenware, etc.

Origin:
1780–90, Americanism

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box elder
 
n
Also called: ash-leaved maple a medium-sized fast-growing widely cultivated North American maple, Acer negundo, which has compound leaves with lobed leaflets

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