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flowering maple

n.
Any of various tropical plants of the genus Abutilon of the mallow family, having lobed leaves resembling those of a maple and bell-shaped, usually colorful flowers. Also called abutilon, Chinese lantern, Indian mallow.
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flowering maple

n
(Plants) any tropical shrub of the malvaceous genus Abutilon, esp A. hybridum, having lobed leaves like those of the maple and brightly coloured flowers
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flow′ering ma′ple


n.
any shrub of the genus Abutilon, of the mallow family, having large, bright-colored flowers.
Also called abutilon.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flowering maple - an ornamental plant of the genus Abutilon having leaves that resemble maple leaves
ornamental - any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
Abutilon, genus Abutilon - herbs or shrubs or small trees: flowering maple; Indian mallow
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