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  1. any tree or shrub of the genus Acer, often cultivated for their brightly coloured foliageSee also maple
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abbreviation for
  1. Australian Council for Educational Research
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Examples from the Web for acer

Historical Examples

  • Growing on the outer surface of the bark of Acer, Fagus, etc.

    The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio

    A. P. Morgan

  • Growing out of fissures of the bark and wood of Hickory, Acer, etc.

  • The occasional forms in 'er' and 'il' will have similar power (acer, basil).

  • It is the dwarf maple (Acer glabrum) of the Northwest coast.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • If you have been careful in your search you will finally stop at Acer saccharum.

    Michigan Trees

    Charles Herbert Otis