red maple

red 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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  • Red maple — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • red maple — n. a tall E North American maple (Acer rubrum) that has reddish twigs, leaves that turn scarlet in the fall, and wood used for furniture …   English World dictionary

  • red maple — noun maple of eastern and central America; five lobed leaves turn scarlet and yellow in autumn • Syn: ↑scarlet maple, ↑swamp maple, ↑Acer rubrum • Hypernyms: ↑maple * * * noun : any of several American maples distinguished by crimson flowers… …   Useful english dictionary

  • red maple — a tree, Acer rubrum, of eastern North America, growing in moist soil and usually having red flowers and leaves that turn bright red in autumn. Also called swamp maple. [1760 70, Amer.] * * * ▪ plant also called  swamp maple, or scarlet maple … …   Universalium

  • red maple — raudonasis klevas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Klevinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Acer rubrum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Acer rubrum angl. red maple; scarlet maple; swamp maple… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • red maple — red′ ma′ple n. pln a maple tree, Acer rubrum, of E North America, growing in moist soil and usu. having red flowers and leaves that turn bright red in autumn • Etymology: 1760–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • red maple — noun A tree of the species Acer rubrum. Syn: soft maple, swamp maple …   Wiktionary

  • red maple — noun Date: 1770 a common tree (Acer rubrum) of eastern and central North America that grows chiefly in moist soils, has reddish twigs and flowers, and yields a lighter and softer wood than the sugar maple …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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