a maple, Acer macrophyllum, of western North America, characterized by dark green, thickened leaves that may reach 12 inches (30 cm) or more in width.
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- broad-leaved bottle tree,
- broad-winged hawk,
Origin of broad-leaved maple
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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