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
: 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
The maple leaf is an emblem of Canada.
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
MAPLE Defined for Kids
Definition of maple
: 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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