Norway maple


: a Eurasian maple (Acer platanoides) with dark green or often reddish or red veined leaves that is much planted for shade in the U.S.

Examples of Norway maple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The worst is a Norway maple, whose greedy roots are most apt to damage foundations, lift patios and sidewalks, or clog waste pipes, according to landscape architect Ian Sloane of Gilmore Landscape Architecture in Arlington. Carol Stocker,, 10 Apr. 2022 But beware of invasive plants in the region, such as purple loosestrife, autumn olive, Norway maple, tree of heaven and kudzu vines. Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2021 Silver maple and Norway maple trees are ranked as having the highest importance value in Chicago, according to the census report, but both could be decimated by pest infestations. Morgan Greene,, 30 Apr. 2021 Keep or remove messy Norway maple? oregonlive, 20 Sep. 2020 Some species, like the Norway maple, were favored because of their tall trunks and their ability to grow in poor soil and withstand urban pollution. Sonja Dümpelmann, Discover Magazine, 28 Jan. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Norway maple was in 1731

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“Norway maple.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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Norway maple

Nor·​way maple
: a Eurasian maple with dark green or often reddish or red-veined leaves that is often planted in the U.S. as a shade tree

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