mountain maple

  1. a shrub, Acer spicatum, of eastern North America, having small, greenish-yellow flowers and winged fruit, the foliage turning to orange and scarlet in autumn.

Origin of mountain maple

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85

Words Nearby mountain maple Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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