a small, graceful maple tree, Acer palmatum, of Korea and Japan, having small, purple flowers, the foliage turning bright red in autumn.
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Also called full-moon maple.
Origin of Japanese maple
First recorded in 1895–1900
Words nearby Japanese maple
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