Japanese maple

noun

Definition of Japanese maple 

: a maple (Acer palmatum) of Japan, China, and Korea with purple flowers and usually deeply parted leaves that is widely cultivated as a shrub or small tree

First Known Use of Japanese maple

1898, in the meaning defined above

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