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 Built over a small creek between a red maple and a white oak, this charming little treehouse is the perfect getaway for couples and honeymooners. Cari Shane, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 July 2021 My main goal is to establish an understory with dogwood, spice bush, redbud and red maple. Cori Brown, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 29 May 2021 And patches of hickory beech, red maple, and birch trees sprinkled the heathlands. BostonGlobe.com, 22 June 2021 Tata Harper's crème riche is known for its red maple bark and hyaluronic acid. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 11 June 2021 At the Bakers’ farm in North Carolina, a mixture of pine trees, sweetgum, red maple, white oak, and other species grow on the roughly 80 acres of woodland. Carey L. Biron, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 June 2021 In North Carolina, pine, red maple, sweetgum and bald cypress forests are being replaced by saltmarsh. Jim Morrison, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 May 2021 The river birch and red maple trees were donated by the Clear Ridge Nursery located in Union Bridge. Kristen Griffith, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 23 Apr. 2021 Interestingly, North American trees such as red maple and black birch are more cautious and conservative than European and East Asian trees. Richard B. Primack, The Conversation, 4 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of red maple

1770, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

27 Jul 2021

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“Red maple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20maple. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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