bird's-eye maple


: wood of the sugar maple having a wavy grain that causes markings resembling eyes

Examples of bird's-eye maple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In terms of amenities, the cabin has heated and power-adjustable front seats upholstered in beige leather, while bird's-eye maple wood trim accents the dashboard and door panels. Jack Fitzgerald, Car and Driver, 21 Jan. 2023 The bird's-eye maple trim looks coarser than some fake wood-grains. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 26 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bird's-eye maple was in 1793

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“Bird's-eye maple.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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