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  • n. Obsolete spelling of acre.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. type genus of the Aceraceae; trees or shrubs having winged fruit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of discifloral polypetalous trees and shrubs, commonly known as maples, of the natural order Sapindaceæ, suborder Acerineæ, having opposite simple leaves and the fruit a double-winged samara.

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  • n. type genus of the Aceraceae; trees or shrubs having winged fruit


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  • It may be a tree to you all, but to me it will always be my little laptop.

    October 17, 2011

  • Acer, being a longstanding formal genus name, should be capitalized per the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.

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  • Formerly the maple trees were placed in the family Aceraceae by northern-hemisphere botanists. As plant collecting and genetic research moved into the more diverse tropics, it was noticed that the characteristic helicopter half-fruits, (keys) were also present in the soapberry family (Sapindaceae) which includes many tropical vines. Now we know that the maples belong in the Sapindaceae with the many many more diverse subtropical and tropical species. Wow, jumping from one huge family to another.

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