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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Jap′anese ma′ple(n.)

  1. a small maple tree, Acer palmatum, of Korea and Japan, having bright red foliage in autumn.

    Category: Plants

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Japanese maple, Acer palmatum(noun)

    ornamental shrub or small tree of Japan and Korea with deeply incised leaves; cultivated in many varieties

  2. Japanese maple, full moon maple, Acer japonicum(noun)

    leaves deeply incised and bright red in autumn; Japan


  1. Japanese maple(Noun)

    A species of maple, Acer palmatum, with great natural variety of appearance, often with reddish leaves for most of the year and multiple trunks, widely grown as an ornamental.


  1. Acer palmatum

    Acer palmatum, called Japanese Maple or Smooth Japanese Maple is a species of woody plant native to Japan, North Korea, South Korea, eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia. Many different cultivars of this maple have been selected and they are grown worldwide for their attractive leaf shapes and colours.


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