sugar maple noun
: a kind of maple tree that grows in eastern North America and that has sweet sap that is used to make maple syrup and maple sugar
: a maple (Acer saccharum) of eastern North America with 3- to 5-lobed leaves, hard close-grained wood much used for cabinetwork, and sap that is the chief source of maple syrup and maple sugar —called also rock maple, hard maple
: any of several maples (especially Acer nigrum and A. grandidentatum) often considered subspecies of the sugar maple
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