What is maple?

  • (noun): Wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring.
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Acer ( /ˈeɪsər/) is a genus of trees or shrubs commonly known as maple.

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Juglans Cinerea - Associated Forest Cover
... in the following four northern and central forest cover types Sugar Maple–Basswood, Yellow Poplar–White Oak–Northern Red Oak, Beech–Sugar Maple, and ... nigra), elm (Ulmus spp.), hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), hickory (Carya spp.), oak (Quercus spp.), red maple (Acer rubrum), sugar maple (A ...
Acer Macrophyllum - Uses - Food
... Maple syrup has been made from the sap of Bigleaf Maple trees ... While the sugar concentration is about the same as in Acer saccharum (sugar maple), the flavor is somewhat different ... producing syrup from Bigleaf Maple sap has been limited ...
Hard Maple
... Hard maple is the wood yielded by Acer saccharum in its wider sense (i.e ... Sugar maple Black maple) ...
Eddie Maple
... Edward Retz "Eddie" Maple (born November 8, 1948 in Carrollton, Ohio) is a retired American thoroughbred horse racing jockey ... and sisters, he was an older brother to jockey Sam Maple who won more than 2,500 races ... Maple was the jockey for Hall of Famer Riva Ridge in the 1973 Marlboro Cup, getting the ride when regular jockey Ron Turcotte rode Secretariat to victory in the same race ...

More definitions of "maple":

  • (noun): Any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone.

Famous quotes containing the word maple:

    Her teacher’s certainty it must be Mabel
    Made Maple first take notice of her name.
    She asked her father and he told her, “Maple
    Maple is right.”
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    We had not gone far before I was startled by seeing what I thought was an Indian encampment, covered with a red flag, on the bank, and exclaimed, “Camp!” to my comrades. I was slow to discover that it was a red maple changed by the frost.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Unloved, that beech will gather brown,
    This maple burn itself away;

    Unloved, the sun-flower, shining fair,
    Ray round with flames her disk of seed,
    And many a rose-carnation feed
    With summer spice the humming air;
    Alfred Tennyson (1809–1892)