Definition of Maple

1. Noun. Wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring.

Specialized synonyms: Bird's-eye Maple
Generic synonyms: Wood



2. Noun. Any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone.

Definition of Maple

1. n. A tree of the genus Acer, including about fifty species. A. 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 or swamp maple is A. rubrum; the silver maple, A. dasycarpum, having fruit wooly when young; the striped maple, A. Pennsylvanium, called also moosewood. The common maple of Europe is A. campestre, the sycamore maple is A. Pseudo-platanus, and the Norway maple is A. platanoides.

Definition of Maple

1. Noun. A tree of the ''Acer'' genus, characterised by its usually palmate leaves and winged seeds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Maple

1. a hardwood tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Maple

1. A tree of the genus Acer, including about fifty species. A. 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 or swamp maple is A. Rubrum; the silver maple, A. Dasycarpum, having fruit wooly when young; the striped maple, A. Pennsylvanium, called also moosewood. The common maple of Europe is A. Campestre, the sycamore maple is A. Pseudo-platanus, and the Norway maple is A. Platanoides. Maple is much used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, maple tree, maple leaf, etc. 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 fibres. Maple honey, Maple molasses, or Maple sirup, maple sap boiled to the consistency of molasses. Maple sugar, sugar obtained from the sap of the sugar maple by evaporation. Origin: AS. Mapolder, mapulder, mapol; akin to Icel. Mopurr; cf. OHG. Mazzaltra, mazzoltra, G. Massholder. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maple

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mapantsula
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mapatumumab
mapau
mapaus
mapepire
mapepires
maphack
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mapiko
mapimite
mapinguari
mapinguaris
mapinguary
maple (current term)
maple-leaf
maple-leaf begonia
maple-leaved bayur
maple-like
maple-sugar
maple-syrup
maple bark disease
maple family
maple leaves
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maple syrup
maple syrup urine
maple syrup urine disease
maple syrups

Literary usage of Maple

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1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"(US] — maple sugar, sugar obtained by evaporation from the sap of the ... The Mayor of Oxford also [claims to be] butler and to receive three maple-cape. ..."

2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1855)
"37 Tne Greeks distinguish the varieties according to their respective localities. The maple of the plains,9s they say, is white, and not wavy; ..."

3. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"There is another Sort of maple, •which is very common in Virginia, and is known by the Name of the Sugar maple ; from which Tree the Inhabitants of that ..."

4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"maple FAMILY. Trees or shrubs, with watery often saccharine sap, opposite simple and palmately ... maple sugar is made from the sap in small quantities. ..."

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