sugar maple


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sugar maple
Acer saccharum

sugar maple

n.
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.

sugar maple

n
(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

sug′ar ma`ple


n.
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.
[1725–35, Amer.]
sug′ar-ma`ple, adj.
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Noun1.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 formsugar 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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sugar maple

nacero canadese
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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.
How often have I forbidden the use of the sugar maple in my dwelling
Say "fall color" and many minds turn to sugar maple.
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2001; White, 2012; Habeck and Schultz, 2015), including tree seedlings and young saplings, and especially for the species of interest in our study: sugar maple (Acer saccharum) (Switzenberg et al.
By happy coincidence, the North had its own source of sugar--the sugar maple tree.
Perhaps the greatest disappointment when first exploring my woodlot was the realization that not a single sugar maple tree exists on the entire homestead.
The area has many sugar maple trees, low potential for timber harvesting, and is accessible from public roads, even during winter months.
About 20 gallons of sugar maple sap is needed to make a quart of syrup.
Researchers from Canada's Universite Laval and Universite de Sherbrooke visited sugar maple forests in Quebec province and found that new shoots of red maple, striped maple, American beech, and two fern species became rarer as earthworm populations increased, Science daily reported.
Where the wall ends, I continue following a faint field line--where a hedgerow once ran--through sugar maple, basswood and eastern hemlock.
His memory will be preserved with the planting of sugar maple trees in his honor at the church's Fellowship and Recreation Field.