mountain maple


noun

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.

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Origin of mountain maple

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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  • Their runways made paths among the mountain-maple bushes just below the summit.

    My Boyhood|John Burroughs
  • As the ascent continued, mountain-maple and mountain-ash suggested higher latitudes.

    In the Open|Stanton Davis Kirkham