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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!
Whoever has travelled in the New England States will remember, in some cool village, the large farmhouse, with its clean-swept grassy yard, shaded by the dense and massive foliage of the sugar maple; and remember the air of order and stillness, of perpetuity and unchanging repose, that seemed to breathe over the whole place.
Celebrate the change of seasons at McHenry County Conservation District's Festival of the Sugar Maples.
Visitors travel from faraway places to enjoy the reds of sugar maples, bright orange oak trees, and the beautiful yellows and golds of beech and hickory trees--vibrant, natural colors you can only find in the Northeast this time of year.
Our streets used to be lined with shade trees, until road salt killed most of the sugar maples, and Dutch elm disease did its dirty work.
Like sugar maples, both walnut and sycamore trees rely on nighttime temperatures below freezing and daytime temperatures above freezing for sap to flow.
Syrup can be made from the sap of different trees, but sugar maples are the perfect choice.
Sugar maples push up through the oak's branches; I count 60 maples rising from inside the drip line of the oak.
It's happening a couple of weeks later than usual, but the local sugar maples are awakening to the warmer months and releasing the goods.
Sugar maples grow throughout the northeast, the Great Lakes area, and the southern Appalachians.