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 in a Sentence
The maple leaf is an emblem of Canada.
a table made of maple
Recent Examples of maple from the Web
Add the marinara sauce or tomatoes, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and tamari to the saucepan.
Sumner nodded along and let maple syrup pool over his pancakes.
Maple Angel's Envy Old Fashioned 2 ounce Angel's Envy .25 ounce maple syrup Orange peel 3 dashes Fee Brothers Peach Bitters Combine all ingredients.
In fact, early settlers were taught by Native Americans to make breakfast cereal with it--basically a version of popcorn with maple syrup.
A double IPA brewed with maple syrup, lactose milk sugar, and biscuit malts, no toaster is needed.
Chef Min Koo Lee, newly arrived from sister restaurant Azie in Media, puts a fresh spin on the menu — even desserts, such as sponge truffle cheesecake with fruit and rose maple syrup.
Depending upon the region, the beverage was sweetened with molasses or maple syrup.
The Evil Sprouts are cooked with maple syrup and balsamic vinegar and mixed with those same bacon lardons that topped the mac and cheese.
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Origin and Etymology of maple
Middle English, from Old English mapul-; akin to Old Norse mǫpurr maple
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
MAPLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of maple for English Language Learners
: 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
MAPLE Defined for Kids
Definition of maple for Students
: 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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