vine maple

noun

Definition of vine maple 

: a small maple (Acer circinatum) found from British Columbia to California that has spreading twisted branches that may form dense thickets

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The trail offers beautiful autumn surprises—evergreen trees covered in moss provide a contrasting background for the red splashes of vine maples and the yellow hues of big leaf maples, while mushrooms in many colors sprout from the ground. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "The 15 Best Places to Go Hiking in the Fall," 28 Oct. 2018 The adaptable vine maple is common throughout western Oregon, and is probably best identified by its trunk, which in the darker understory of forests branches out into several vine-like tendrils. OregonLive.com, "Can you identify the deciduous trees of Oregon?," 24 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of vine maple

1849, in the meaning defined above

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