Acer rubrum
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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  • Acer rubrum — noun maple of eastern and central America; five lobed leaves turn scarlet and yellow in autumn • Syn: ↑red maple, ↑scarlet maple, ↑swamp maple • Hypernyms: ↑maple …   Useful english dictionary

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