a small, graceful maple tree, Acer palmatum, of Korea and Japan, having small, purple flowers, the foliage turning bright red in autumn.
These Japanese Slang Terms Are “Maji” AmazingIf you love reading the haiku of Basho, dream of socializing in a Tokyo sushi restaurant, or want to sound like a character from a Murakami novel, here are some bits of slang to help you take your first steps into the glorious Japanese language.
Origin of Japanese maple
First recorded in 1895–1900
Also called full-moon maple.
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