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Japanese maple

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noun
  1. 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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Origin of Japanese maple

First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called full-moon maple.
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