rock 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]


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  • rock maple — juodasis klevas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Klevinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis augalas (Acer nigrum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. Iš jo sulos gaunamas cukrus, gaminamas sirupas. atitikmenys: lot. Acer nigrum; Acer saccharum subsp …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • rock maple — rock′ ma ple n. pln dial. a sugar maple Acer saccharum[/ex] • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • rock maple — noun 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rock maple — noun The sugar maple, Acer saccharum. Syn: hard maple …   Wiktionary

  • rock maple — noun Date: 1775 sugar maple 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rock maple — New Eng. the sugar maple, Acer saccharum. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • rock-maple — n. Sugar maple (Acer saccharinum) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • 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

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