bird's-eye maple


Definition of bird's-eye maple

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The bird's-eye maple trim looks coarser than some fake wood-grains. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1992 Lexus SC400 Rewrites the Sport Coupe Formula," 26 June 2020

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First Known Use of bird's-eye maple

1793, in the meaning defined above

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“Bird's-eye maple.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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