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maple family

noun
1.
the plant family Aceraceae, typified by trees and shrubs having sweet sap, simple opposite leaves usually lobed or toothed, clusters of small flowers, and fruit in the form of a double-winged nutlet, and including maples and the box elder.
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  • Long viewed as the maple family's poor relations, they were once confined almost exclusively to low, wet areas.

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