Acer



noun
any tree or shrub of the genus Acer, often cultivated for their brightly coloured foliage See also maple
abbreviation
Australian Council for Educational Research
Historical Examples

It occurs on stumps and rotten logs of various sorts in the Mississippi valley, more often affecting stumps of acer saccharinum L.
The North American Slime-Moulds Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride

Growing on the outer surface of the bark of acer, Fagus, etc.
The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio A. P. Morgan

It is obtained by treating the sap of the acer saccharinum, or sugar maple.
Shifts and Expedients of Camp Life, Travel & Exploration W. B. Lord

Growing out of fissures of the bark and wood of Hickory, acer, etc.
The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio A. P. Morgan

Florida Maple (acer floridanum) is a species according to some, and according to others is a variety of the hard maple.
American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson

The occasional forms in ‘er’ and ‘il’ will have similar power (acer, basil).
Proserpina, Volume 1 John Ruskin

Sugar maple (acer Saccharinum) now throws out its ten thousand silken tassels, beautiful as gold.
Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained M. Quinby

It is the dwarf maple (acer glabrum) of the Northwest coast.
American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson

If you have been careful in your search you will finally stop at acer saccharum.
Michigan Trees Charles Herbert Otis

Silver Maple (acer saccharinum) is generally called soft maple by lumbermen.
American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson

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