Definitions for japanese maple
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a small maple tree, Acer palmatum, of Korea and Japan, having bright red foliage in autumn.
Origin of Japanese maple:
Japanese maple, Acer palmatum(noun)
ornamental shrub or small tree of Japan and Korea with deeply incised leaves; cultivated in many varieties
Japanese maple, full moon maple, Acer japonicum(noun)
leaves deeply incised and bright red in autumn; Japan
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.
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