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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- any of a large genus (Acer) of trees of the maple family, grown for wood, sap, or shade
- the hard, closegrained, light-colored wood of such a tree, used for furniture, flooring, etc.
- the reddish-yellow or yellowish color of the finished wood
- the flavor of maple syrup or of the sugar made from this
- Slang a bowling pin: usually used in pl.
Origin: ME < OE mapel(treo), akin to ON mǫpurr
- designating a family (Aceraceae, order Sapindales) of dicotyledonous trees and a few shrubs, characterized by opposite, often lobed leaves, small clusters of flowers, and two-winged fruits
- of or made of maple
- flavored with maple
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- Any of numerous deciduous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer of the North Temperate Zone, having opposite, usually palmate leaves and long-winged fruits borne in pairs.
- The wood of any of these trees, especially the hard, close-grained wood of the sugar maple, often used for furniture and flooring.
- The flavor of the concentrated sap of the sugar maple.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English mapul- (as in mapultrēo, maple tree).