a tall E North American maple (Acer rubrum) that has reddish twigs, leaves that turn scarlet in the fall, and wood used for furniture
An eastern North American maple (Acer rubrum) having reddish twigs and buds and brilliant red foliage in fall.
(plural red maples)
- A tree of the species Acer rubrum
From the reddish color of its flowers, petioles, twigs and seeds, which distinguish it from other maples.