Acer

noun \ ˈāsər , ˈäˌke(ə)r \

Definition of Acer

:a widely distributed genus of trees and shrubs (family Aceraceae) having simple or compound leaves, polygamous or dioecious flowers, and winged fruits — see box elder, maple

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Origin and Etymology of acer

New Latin, from Latin, maple tree; akin to Old High German, Old Saxon, & Middle Low German ahorn maple tree, Old Danish ær, Greek akastos, a maple tree, akarna laurel, and probably to Latin acer sharp


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