from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See sugar maple.
  • n. The tough, close-grained wood of the sugar maple.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The sugar maple, Acer saccharum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. maple of eastern and central North America having three-lobed to five-lobed leaves and hard close-grained wood much used for cabinet work especially the curly-grained form; sap is chief source of maple syrup and maple sugar; many subspecies


From the hardness of its wood relative to the wood of other maples. (Wiktionary)


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