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box elder

noun

Definition of box elder

  1. :  a rapidly growing North American maple (Acer negundo) with compound leaves



1787

First Known Use of box elder

1787


BOX ELDER Defined for Kids

box elder

noun

Definition of box elder

  1. :  a North American maple with leaves divided into several leaflets




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