Definition of Moose-wood
1. Noun. Maple of eastern North America with striped bark and large two-lobed leaves clear yellow in autumn.
Generic synonyms: Maple
2. Noun. Deciduous shrub of eastern North America having tough flexible branches and pliable bark and small yellow flowers.
Group relationships: Dirca, Genus Dirca
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Moose-wood
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"It is stronger and heavier than the emu, very wary, and not easily killed except by the rifle. MOOSE. See ELK. MOOSE WOOD. See MAPLE. ..."
2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"Steamboats ply daily between Greenville on the S. extremity and Mt. Kineo, a distance of about 20 m. MOOSE WOOD. See MA.PLE, vol. xi., p. ..."
3. Remarks on Forest Scenery and Other Woodland Views by William Gilpin (1834)
"... have been grafted on the lofty sycamore, the superior vigour of which enlarges the otherwise diminutive moose wood to four times its natural dimensions. ..."