broad-leaved maple


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. broad-brush,
  2. broad-gauge,
  3. broad-jump,
  4. broad-leaved,
  5. broad-leaved bottle tree,
  6. broad-minded,
  7. broad-spectrum,
  8. broad-winged hawk,
  9. broadax,
  10. broadband

Origin of broad-leaved maple

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

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