from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An eastern North American maple (Acer rubrum) having reddish twigs and buds and brilliant red foliage in fall.

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  • noun A tree of the species Acer rubrum

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  • noun maple of eastern and central America; five-lobed leaves turn scarlet and yellow in autumn


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From the reddish color of its flowers, petioles, twigs and seeds, which distinguish it from other maples.


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