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an E North American maple (Acer saccharum), valued for its hard wood and for its sap, which yields maple syrup and maple sugar
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- An eastern North American maple tree (Acer saccharum) having sap that is the source of maple syrup and maple sugar and variously grained hard wood used in cabinetmaking.
- The wood of this tree. Also called hard maple, rock maple.