Definition of Montpellier maple in English:

Montpellier maple


(also Montpelier maple)
  • 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.


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