bird's-eye maple

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bird's-eye maple

n.
A form of wood, chiefly of the sugar maple, that is patterned with small variations in the grain resembling eyes and is valued for decorative purposes.

bird's′-eye` ma′ple


n.
a cut of sugar maple wood having a wavy grain with many dark, circular markings.
[1785–95]
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Noun1.bird's-eye maple - maple wood having a wavy grain with eyelike markings
maple - wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring
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