maple definition

  • noun:
    • Any of numerous deciduous trees or shrubs regarding the genus Acer associated with the North Temperate Zone, having reverse, usually palmate leaves and long-winged fruits borne in pairs.
    • The lumber of any of the woods, particularly the tough, close-grained wood regarding the sugar maple, often used for furnishings and flooring.
    • The taste associated with concentrated sap regarding the sugar maple.
    • A tree associated with the Acer genus, characterised by its often palmate leaves and winged seeds.
    • A tree of the genus Acer, including about fifty types. Acer saccharinum is the rock maple, or sugar-maple, through the sap which sugar is created, in the United States, in great quantities, by evaporation; the purple maple or swamp maple is Acer rubrum; the silver maple, Acer dasycarpum, having fresh fruit wooly when young; the striped maple, Acer Pennsylvanium, labeled as also moosewood. The most popular maple of Europe is Acer campestre, the sycamore maple is Acer Pseudo-platanus, while the Norway maple is Acer platanoides.
    • A tree associated with genus Acer, all-natural purchase Sapindace┼ô, strange on northern temperate parts of the world.
    • The timber of the tree.
    • See mapple.
    • In New Zealand, a typical settlers' corruption of mapau.
    • In Australia, Chariessa Moorei, the scrub silky oak (which see, under oak).
    • The sugar-maple.
    • The box-elder, Acer Negundo.
    • The box-elder.
    • The mountain-maple.
    • The silver maple.
    • The mountain-maple.
    • The red maple: so called from its white lumber. Compare shoe-peg maple.
    • lumber of every of numerous maple woods; particularly the hard close-grained wood of sugar-maple; used particularly for furniture and flooring
    • any of many trees or bushes of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in sets; north temperate area
  • others:
    • Consisting or made from, or derived from, maple or perhaps the maple-tree.

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