Definition of Montpellier maple in English:

Montpellier maple

(also Montpelier maple)

noun

  • A small tree or shrub, Acer monspessulanum, native to the Mediterranean region and cultivated elsewhere, which resembles the field maple, A. campestre, but has leaves with three entire, wide-spreading lobes.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Encyclopaedia Britannica.