maple
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mapul-; akin to Old Norse mǫpurr maple Date: 14th century any of a genus (Acer of the family Aceraceae, the maple family) of chiefly deciduous trees or shrubs with opposite leaves and a fruit of two united samaras; also the hard light-colored close-grained wood of a maple used especially for flooring and furniture

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  • Maple — 13 …   Википедия

  • 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 — steht für Orte in Kanada: Maple (Ontario) Maple Ridge Distriktgemeinde in Kanada in den Vereinigten Staaten: Maple (Arkansas) Maple (Illinois) Maple (Kentucky) Maple (Minnesota) Maple (Minnesota) Maple (North Carolina) Maple (Oklahoma) Maple… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • maple — [mā′pəl] n. [ME < OE mapel(treo), akin to ON mǫpurr] 1. any of a large genus (Acer) of trees of the maple family, grown for wood, sap, or shade 2. the hard, closegrained, light colored wood of such a tree, used for furniture, flooring, etc. 3 …   English World dictionary

  • maple — (n.) c.1300, from O.E. mapultreow maple tree, also mapolder, mapuldre, related to O.N. möpurr, O.S. mapulder, M.L.G. mapeldorn, from P.Gmc. *maplo . There also was a P.Gmc. *matlo (Cf. O.H.G. mazzaltra, Ger. maszholder), but the connection and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • maple — |meiple| s. m. Cadeirão de sala de estar.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • maple — ► NOUN ▪ a tree or shrub with lobed leaves, winged fruits, and syrupy sap. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • Maple — For other uses, see Maple (disambiguation). Acer Acer pseudoplatanus (Sycamore maple) foliage Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • maple — maplelike, adj. /may peuhl/, n. 1. any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer, species of which are grown as shade or ornamental trees, for timber, or for sap. Cf. maple family. 2. the wood of any such tree. 3. the flavor of maple syrup or …   Universalium

  • Maple — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Maple (homonymie). Cet article a pour sujet le logiciel de calcul formel Maple. Pour une définition du mot « maple », voir l’article maple du Wiktionnaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • MAPLE — La instalación dedicada a la producción de isótopos MAPLE (Multipurpose Applied Physics Lattice Experiment) es un proyecto en marcha que llevan a cabo AECL y MDS Nordion. Cuando se complete incluirá dos reactores idénticos, así como las… …   Wikipedia Español

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