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maple
Norway maple
Acer platanoides

ma·ple

 (mā′pəl)
n.
1. Any of various chiefly deciduous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer of the Northern Hemisphere, having opposite, usually palmate leaves and fruits consisting of paired seeds attached to long wings.
2. The wood of any of these trees, especially the hard, close-grained wood of the sugar maple, often used for furniture and flooring.
3. The flavor of the concentrated sap of the sugar maple.

[Middle English, from Old English mapul- (as in mapultrēo, maple tree).]

maple

(ˈmeɪpəl)
n
1. (Plants) any tree or shrub of the N temperate genus Acer, having winged seeds borne in pairs and lobed leaves: family Aceraceae
2. (Forestry) the hard close-grained wood of any of these trees, used for furniture and flooring
3. (Cookery) the flavour of the sap of the sugar maple
[C14: from Old English mapel-, as in mapeltrēow maple tree]

ma•ple

(ˈmeɪ pəl)

n.
1. any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer, grown for shade or ornament, for timber, or for sap.
2. the wood of any of these.
3. the flavor of maple syrup or maple sugar.
[before 900; Middle English mapel, Old English mapul-; akin to Old Norse mǫpurr]
ma′ple•like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maple - wood of any of various maple treesmaple - wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring
maple - any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone
bird's-eye maple - maple wood having a wavy grain with eyelike markings
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.maple - any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone
Acer, genus Acer - type genus of the Aceraceae; trees or shrubs having winged fruit
maple - wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring
Acer saccharinum, silver maple - 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
Acer saccharum, rock maple, sugar maple - maple of eastern and central North America having three-lobed to five-lobed leaves and hard close-grained wood much used for cabinet work especially the curly-grained form; sap is chief source of maple syrup and maple sugar; many subspecies
Acer rubrum, red maple, scarlet maple, swamp maple - maple of eastern and central America; five-lobed leaves turn scarlet and yellow in autumn
Acer pennsylvanicum, goosefoot maple, moosewood, moose-wood, striped dogwood, striped maple - maple of eastern North America with striped bark and large two-lobed leaves clear yellow in autumn
Acer macrophyllum, big-leaf maple, Oregon maple - maple of western North America having large 5-lobed leaves orange in autumn
Acer glabrum, dwarf maple, Rocky-mountain maple - small maple of northwestern North America
Acer spicatum, mountain alder, mountain maple - small shrubby maple of eastern North America; scarlet in autumn
Acer circinatum, vine maple - small maple of northwestern North America having prostrate stems that root freely and form dense thickets
Acer campestre, field maple, hedge maple - shrubby Eurasian maple often used as a hedge
Acer platanoides, Norway maple - a large Eurasian maple tree naturalized in North America; five-lobed leaves yellow in autumn; cultivated in many varieties
Acer pseudoplatanus, great maple, scottish maple, sycamore - Eurasian maple tree with pale grey bark that peels in flakes like that of a sycamore tree; leaves with five ovate lobes yellow in autumn
Acer negundo, ash-leaved maple, box elder - common shade tree of eastern and central United States
Acer argutum, pointed-leaf maple - small shrubby Japanese plant with leaves having 5 to 7 acuminate lobes; yellow in autumn
Acer japonicum, full moon maple, Japanese maple - leaves deeply incised and bright red in autumn; Japan
Acer palmatum, Japanese maple - ornamental shrub or small tree of Japan and Korea with deeply incised leaves; cultivated in many varieties
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
Translations
явор
javorjavorový
ahorn
vaher
vaahtera
javor
juhar
カエデ
단풍나무
arţarpaltin
javor
javor
lönn
ต้นเมเปิล
cây thích

maple

[ˈmeɪpl]
A. N (also maple tree) → arce m
B. CPD maple leaf Nhoja f de arce
maple sugar Nazúcar m de arce
maple syrup Njarabe m de arce

maple

[ˈmeɪpəl] n (= tree) → érable mmaple syrup nsirop m d'érablemap reference ncoordonnées fpl (sur une carte)

maple

n (= wood, tree)Ahorn m

maple

:
maple leaf
nAhornblatt nt
maple sugar
nAhornzucker m
maple syrup
nAhornsirup m

maple

[ˈmeɪpl] nacero
field maple → acero campestre

maple

قَيْقَبٌ javor ahorn Ahorn σφένδαμνος arce vaahtera érable javor acero カエデ 단풍나무 esdoorn lønn klon ácer, bordo клен lönn ต้นเมเปิล akçaağaç cây thích 枫树
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Go, pick up my things, like a cherub, as you are," said Jo, dropping down under a maple tree, which was carpeting the bank with crimson leaves.
The trees along the residence streets in Winesburg are maple and the seeds are winged.
That silence seemed to ooze out of the ground, to hang under the foliage of the black maple trees with the bats and shadows.
For as the one ship that held them all; though it was put together of all contrasting things --oak, and maple, and pine wood; iron, and pitch, and hemp --yet all these ran into each other in the one concrete hull, which shot on its way, both balanced and directed by the long central keel; even so, all the individualities of the crew, this man's valor, that man's fear; guilt and guiltiness, all varieties were welded into oneness, and were all directed to that fatal goal which Ahab their one lord and keel did point to.
Living Perkins, who could not sing, dropped a piece of maple sugar in her lap as he passed her on his way to the blackboard to draw the map of Maine.
The very first subject after being seated was Maple Grove, "My brother Mr.
By night, beside the river, underneath The flower-like maple leaves that bloom alone In autumn's silent revels of decay, We said farewell.
The leaves of the overhanging maple rustled with melody in the wind of youth- ful summer.
He then, with noiseless haste, took out the horse that he had ridden on the previous evening, saddled and bridled it himself and led the animal into the alley to the right of the kitchen-garden, opened a side door which conducted him to a bridle road, shut it after him, and D'Artagnan saw him pass by like a dart, bending, as he went, beneath the pendent flowery branches of maple and acacia.
The longer they looked the more did this elderly couple feel interested in the unknown youth, to whom the wayside and the maple shade were as a secret chamber, with the rich gloom of damask curtains brooding over him.
Casson, the landlord, had been for some time standing at the door with his hands in his pockets, balancing himself on his heels and toes and looking towards a piece of unenclosed ground, with a maple in the middle of it, which he knew to be the destination of certain grave- looking men and women whom he had observed passing at intervals.
ye state-room sailors, who make so much ado about a fourteen-days' passage across the Atlantic; who so pathetically relate the privations and hardships of the sea, where, after a day of breakfasting, lunching, dining off five courses, chatting, playing whist, and drinking champagne-punch, it was your hard lot to be shut up in little cabinets of mahogany and maple, and sleep for ten hours, with nothing to disturb you but 'those good-for-nothing tars, shouting and tramping overhead',--what would ye say to our six months out of sight of land?