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mountain maple

a shrub, Acer spicatum, of eastern North America, having small, greenish-yellow flowers and winged fruit, the foliage turning to orange and scarlet in autumn.
Origin of mountain maple
1775-85, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • As the ascent continued, mountain-maple and mountain-ash suggested higher latitudes.

    In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham
  • Their runways made paths among the mountain-maple bushes just below the summit.

    My Boyhood John Burroughs

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