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maple

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noun ma·ple \ˈmā-pəl\

Simple Definition of maple

  • : a type of tree that grows in northern parts of the world and has hard wood often used in making furniture

  • : the wood of a maple tree

Full Definition of maple

  1. :  any of a genus (Acer of the family Aceraceae, the maple family) of chiefly deciduous trees or shrubs with opposite leaves and a fruit of two united samaras; also :  the hard light-colored close-grained wood of a maple used especially for flooring and furniture

Examples of maple

  1. The maple leaf is an emblem of Canada.

  2. a table made of maple



Origin of maple

Middle English, from Old English mapul-; akin to Old Norse mǫpurr maple


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with maple


MAPLE Defined for Kids

maple

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noun ma·ple \ˈmā-pəl\

Definition of maple

  1. :  a tree having deeply notched leaves, seeds with a winglike part, and hard pale wood and including some whose sap is evaporated to a sweet syrup (maple syrup) and a brownish sugar (maple sugar)





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