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

  • n. A North American deciduous tree (Acer saccharinum) having palmately dissected leaves that are silvery below and light green above.
  • n. The hard brittle wood of this tree.

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  • n. a common North American maple tree; five-lobed leaves are light green above and silvery white beneath; source of hard close-grained but brittle light-brown wood


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