red maple

noun

Definition of red maple

: a common tree (Acer rubrum) of eastern and central North America that grows chiefly in moist soils, has reddish twigs and flowers, and yields a lighter and softer wood than the sugar maple

Examples of red maple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This property holds lots of red maple trees, but only one lone, sad specimen of the sugar kind, and the difference in sweetness between the two means far more effort, more boiling time, and less product at the end of it all. Susan Krawitz, Longreads, "Finding Signs of Hope in Surprise Sugar Maples," 10 Aug. 2020 To be considered a true maple syrup, at least in Canada, a product must be made entirely from maple sap collected from maple trees, usually sugar maple, red maple, or black maple varieties. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Artificial “tongue” for maple syrup weeds out batches with “buddy” off flavors," 28 May 2020 But a new design for the front yard this year (courtesy of a now missing 75-foot red maple lost to a storm last year) yielded a tidy new lawn that needed mowing. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "You're cutting the grass wrong. 3 steps to get it right from our garden columnist," 22 May 2020 The red maple is one of the best known and does have that red or red-orange color early in the fall. BostonGlobe.com, "It happens every year: The green leaves of spring and summer lose their chlorophyll and voila, the colors of autumn are born.," 4 Oct. 2019 The infested tree was a red maple tree, according to Santos. USA TODAY, "Animatronic groundhog, coalfield crayfish, Old Bay sauce: News from around our 50 states," 30 Jan. 2020 The bench at William Paca/Old Post is being supplied by the Young Professionals Network of the Harford County Association of Realtors and the red maple tree is being donated by and planted by Chesapeake Landscapes LLC in Pylesville. Erika Butler, baltimoresun.com, "Bench, tree to be installed at William Paca/Old Post as memorial to Tripp Johnson, killed earlier this year," 12 Dec. 2019 In addition to the large conifers, the area has hardwoods including yellow birch, sugar maple, red maple and red oak. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hike through some of Wisconsin's oldest and biggest trees in these old-growth forests," 24 Oct. 2019 Outside, a few stubborn red maple leaves clung to branches, hanging near our dining room window. BostonGlobe.com, "Why I still roast a turkey on Thanksgiving - The Boston Globe," 21 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of red maple

1770, in the meaning defined above

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19 Aug 2020

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“Red maple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20maple. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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