mountain maple


Definition of mountain maple

: any of various American shrubby maples found in mountain regions: such as
a : a tall shrub or bushy tree (Acer spicatum) of the eastern U.S. with flaky or furrowed bark and slender cylindrical panicles of greenish flowers

called also moose maple, mountain alder

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“Mountain maple.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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