vine maple

noun
a maple, Acer circinatum, of the western coast of North America, often having vinelike or prostrate stems that form dense thickets.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism

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vine maple

noun
small maple of northwestern North America having prostrate stems that root freely and form dense thickets 
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Example sentences
Maybe the holly supplants a western yew, or a red-flowering currant, or a vine
  maple.
Note use of vine maple as a native ornamental plant that benefits stream
  ecology.
In autumn, vibrant red vine maple highlights the landscape.
Vine maple can be trained and pruned into tree form.
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