1. [syn: silver maple, Acer saccharinum]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Maple \Ma"ple\ (m[=a]"p'l), n. [AS. mapolder, mapulder, mapol;
akin to Icel. m["o]purr; cf. OHG. mazzaltra, mazzoltra, G.
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
Note: 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 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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a common North American maple tree; five-lobed leaves are
light green above and silvery white beneath; source of hard
close-grained but brittle light-brown wood [syn: silver
maple, Acer saccharinum]