Maple is defined as a tree in the genus Acer, or a syrup made from the sugar of this tree.(noun)
An example of a maple is a tree that produces edible sap.
The definition of maple is of a tree in the genus Acer, or the wood or sap from this tree.(adjective)
An example of maple used as an adjective is in the phrase "maple syrup," which means syrup made from the sugar of one of these trees.
See maple in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE mapel(treo), akin to ON mǫpurr
See maple in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English mapul- (as in mapultrēo, maple tree).
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