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.
9 Words To Help You Navigate The Ski SlopesNewcomers to skiing might snowplow down the slopes, but adventurous skiers and snowboarders will hot-dog down the mountain.
Origin of mountain maple
An Americanism dating back to 1775–85
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