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

  • n. An eastern North American maple tree (Acer saccharum) having sap that is the source of maple syrup and maple sugar and variously grained hard wood used in cabinetmaking.
  • n. The wood of this tree. Also called hard maple, rock maple.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A North American hardwood, Acer saccharum, famed as the source of maple sugar and maple flavoring.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the rock maple (Acer saccharinum). See Maple.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See maple and Acer (with cut).
  • n. See maple.

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


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