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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“Japanese maple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20maple. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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