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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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The very first subject after being seated was Maple Grove, "My brother Mr.
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.
A jug of maple sirup--I brought it along from the store and set it down here to open the door.
I'd choose to be that scarlet maple just on the edge of the pond there,"--and she pointed with the whip.
Because my predecessor, the American Maple White, actually made such an ascent.
There are two maple trees on it and the brook flows right around it.
That silence seemed to ooze out of the ground, to hang under the foliage of the black maple trees with the bats and shadows.
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.
The trees along the residence streets in Winesburg are maple and the seeds are winged.
We went over fields, crossed by spidery trails of gray fences, where the withered grasses stuck forlornly up through the snow; we lingered for a time in a group of hill pines, great, majestic tree-creatures, friends of evening stars; and finally struck into the belt of fir and maple which intervened between Carlisle and Baywater.
The tables were spread, and their materials and workmanship could not be seen; but they were heavy and of great size, An enormous mirror, in a gilt frame, hung against the wall, and a cheerful fire, of the hard or sugar maple, was burning on the hearth.
I must own that we found it far prettier than anything we had known in Southern Ohio, which we were so fond of and so loath to leave, and as I look back it still seems to me one of the prettiest little places I have ever known, with its white wooden houses, glimmering in the dark of its elms and maples, and their silent gardens beside each, and the silent, grass- bordered, sandy streets between them.