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Hole in one rare tree (4)

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I believe the answer is:

acer

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Here is my best explanation:

'tree' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'hole in one rare' is the wordplay.
'hole in one' becomes 'ace' (I've seen this before).
'rare' becomes 'r' (listed by Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations).
'ace'+'r'='ACER'

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