Norway maple
Maple Ma"ple (m[=a]"p'l), n. [AS. mapolder, mapulder, mapol; akin to Icel. m["o]purr; cf. OHG. mazzaltra, mazzoltra, G. massholder.] (Bot.) A tree of the genus {Acer}, including about fifty species. {Acer saccharinum} is the {rock maple}, or {sugar maple}, from the sap of which sugar is made, in the United States, in great quantities, by evaporation; the {red maple} or {swamp maple} is {Acer rubrum}; the {silver maple}, {Acer dasycarpum}, having fruit wooly when young; the {striped maple}, {Acer Pennsylvanium}, called also {moosewood}. The common maple of Europe is {Acer campestre}, the {sycamore maple} is {Acer Pseudo-platanus}, and the {Norway maple} is {Acer platanoides}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Maple is much used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, maple tree, maple leaf, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Bird's-eye maple}, {Curled maple}, varieties of the wood of the rock maple, in which a beautiful lustrous grain is produced by the sinuous course of the fibers.

{Maple honey}, {Maple molasses}, {Maple syrup}, or {Maple sirup}, maple sap boiled to the consistency of molasses.

{Maple sugar}, sugar obtained from the sap of the sugar maple by evaporation. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Norway maple — n. a European maple (Acer platanoides), commonly grown in the U.S. for shade …   English World dictionary

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  • Norway maple — noun a large Eurasian maple tree naturalized in North America; five lobed leaves yellow in autumn; cultivated in many varieties • Syn: ↑Acer platanoides • Hypernyms: ↑maple …   Useful english dictionary

  • Norway maple — noun Date: 1797 a Eurasian maple (Acer platanoides) with dark green or often reddish or red veined leaves that is much planted for shade in the United States …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Norway maple — a European maple, Acer platanoides, having bright green leaves, grown as a shade tree in the U.S. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • Norway maple — Nor′way ma′ple n. pln a European maple, Acer platanoides, having bright green leaves, grown as a shade tree in the U.S • Etymology: 1790–1800 …   From formal English to slang

  • Norway maple — /nɔweɪ ˈmeɪpəl/ (say nawway maypuhl) noun a tall fast growing maple, Acer plantinoides, with green foliage that turns yellow and red in autumn; introduced as a ornamental tree for parks and gardens …   Australian English dictionary

  • Maple — Ma ple (m[=a] p l), n. [AS. mapolder, mapulder, mapol; akin to Icel. m[ o]purr; cf. OHG. mazzaltra, mazzoltra, G. massholder.] (Bot.) A tree of the genus {Acer}, including about fifty species. {Acer saccharinum} is the {rock maple}, or {sugar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maple honey — Maple Ma ple (m[=a] p l), n. [AS. mapolder, mapulder, mapol; akin to Icel. m[ o]purr; cf. OHG. mazzaltra, mazzoltra, G. massholder.] (Bot.) A tree of the genus {Acer}, including about fifty species. {Acer saccharinum} is the {rock maple}, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Maple molasses — Maple Ma ple (m[=a] p l), n. [AS. mapolder, mapulder, mapol; akin to Icel. m[ o]purr; cf. OHG. mazzaltra, mazzoltra, G. massholder.] (Bot.) A tree of the genus {Acer}, including about fifty species. {Acer saccharinum} is the {rock maple}, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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