Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any tree from which sugar-syrup or sugary sap can be obtained; particularly, the sugar-maple. See maple.
  • noun An Australian shrub or small tree, Myoporum platycarpum.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • His axe would flash and bite into a sugar-tree or sycamore, and down it would come.

    The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln

  • The child that had thus brought loaves of bread to a governor's table spread beneath a sugar-tree, with mountains round about, had been no purer of heart, no more innocent of rustic coquetry.

    Audrey

  • One of the company beneath the spreading sugar-tree laid his pipe upon the grass, clasped his hands behind his head, and, with his eyes on the azure heaven showing between branch and leaf, sang the song of Amiens of such another tree in such another forest.

    Audrey

  • The other glanced in the direction of the sugar-tree, raised his eyebrows, shrugged his shoulders, and returned to his fishing.

    Audrey

  • The rangers gathered fallen wood, and kindled two mighty fires, while the gentlemen of the party threw themselves down beside the stream, upon a little grassy rise shadowed by a huge sugar-tree.

    Audrey

  • There she laid off her gorgeous dress, and drew the ornaments from her dark hair that was long as Molly's had been that day beneath the sugar-tree in the far-away valley.

    Audrey

  • To-morrow he would take Juba and the horses and the child and go down into the valley; not back to the sugar-tree and that yet smouldering pyre, but to the woods on this side of the stream.

    Audrey

  • Audrey of the garden had shining eyes, a wild elusive grace, laughter as silvery as that which had rung from her sister's lips, years agone, beneath the sugar-tree in the far-off blue mountains, quick gestures, quaint fancies which she feared not to speak out, the charm of mingled humility and spirit; enough, in short, to make Audrey of the garden a name to conjure with.

    Audrey

  • Oh, the clear stream, and the sugar-tree, and the cabin!

    Audrey

  • The packhorses were again laden, the rangers swung themselves into their saddles, and the gentlemen beneath the sugar-tree rose from the grass, and tendered their farewells to the oreads.

    Audrey

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.