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  • noun botany The leaf of the maple tree.
  • noun A national symbol of Canada.


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  • The hex sign called Maple Leaf includes five maple leaves radiating from the center. The leaves symbolize the diversity and beauty of life on earth. An eight-petal rosette in the design center symbolizes good luck. Overall, the Maple Leaf design signifies appreciation for life’s beauty or the sweetness and purity of life.

    November 21, 2007

  • Also, an inept or overpaid hockey player.

    November 21, 2007

  • yarb! ha ha ha haha!!!

    November 21, 2007

  • Right. I don't think they feature on hex signs, though.

    November 21, 2007

  • 1690 J. GREENVILL Will 19 Mar. in W. S. Pelletreau Early Long Island Wills (1897) 46 My will is that my norwester Coat..may be given to Christopher Leaming.

    July 1, 2008