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- adjective Resembling a
mapletree or some aspect of one.
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- adjective resembling maple
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The leaves are maplelike, but as much as 12 inches across, and the plants rise to seven feet or more on stems that are at least an inch thick.
While the maplelike foliage influenced its common name, flowering maple, the blooms have led some to call it Chinese lantern.
Glausidium palmatum displays its large, silky lilac-pink flowers, measuring up to three inches across, above large, veined, and crinkled maplelike leaves.