silver maple

noun

1
: a common maple (Acer saccharinum) of eastern North America with deeply cut 5-lobed leaves that are light green above and silvery white below
2
: the hard close-grained but brittle light brown wood of the silver maple

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The tree is to replace a 40-plus-year-old silver maple that was taken down in January due to breakage. oregonlive, 20 Nov. 2022 Interestingly, silver maple and box elder, also a member of the maple family, along with Eastern cottonwood, are also keystone plants, according to the NWF. Jennifer Rude Klett, Journal Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2022 For example, a silver maple sheds seeds in late spring, while white oaks drop acorns in late summer or early fall. Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune, 13 Aug. 2022 Tewes said silver maple, tatarian maple and some oaks can’t draw nutrients out of Utah’s acidic soil. Kaitlyn Bancroft, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 May 2022 Currently 15 feet tall, the silver maple tree will have a permanent home in Battery Park City, in front of the museum. Julia Gergely, sun-sentinel.com, 2 Dec. 2021 But that pounding the house took finally brought me around, and now the silver maple is coming down, piece by piece. Robert Klose, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 July 2021 Limbs as heavy as anvils are hammering to earth as the massive silver maple in the front yard is painstakingly deconstructed by a tireless team of arborists. Robert Klose, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 July 2021 Tree plantings included silver maple, box elder, swamp and black oak, and varieties of birch, cedar, and willow trees. BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of silver maple was in 1765

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“Silver maple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20maple. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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