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1. An eastern North American maple tree (Acer saccharum) having leaves usually with five lobes and sap that is the source of maple syrup and maple sugar.
2. The hard, heavy wood of this tree, used in cabinetmaking and for furniture and flooring. In both senses also called rock maple.
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(Plants) a North American maple tree, Acer saccharum, that is grown as a source of sugar, which is extracted from the sap, and for its hard wood
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any of several maples having a sweet sap, esp. Acer saccharum, yielding a valuable hard wood and being the chief source of maple syrup and maple sugar.
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|Noun||1.||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|
maple - any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone
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