silver maple

noun

Definition of silver maple

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

Examples of silver maple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The 20-acre Raymond Street Forest Preserve, created in 2003, has pockets of a floodplain forest along Poplar Creek, with large cottonwood, ash and silver maple trees growing there, Metanchuk said. Gloria Casas, chicagotribune.com, 6 July 2021 One species, the silver maple, is among the most overplanted in Maryland. Sharon Boies, baltimoresun.com, 17 June 2021 In Joyce and Terry Moran’s backyard on Parkland Drive SE, a beloved silver maple succumbed. Dustin Renwick, Environment, 10 Dec. 2020 Caddo and trident maples are also good choices, but not silver maple, red maple and the smooth-bark hybrids such as Autumn Blaze. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 19 Nov. 2020 The recesses left by the melting ice, called kettles, are home to rare wetland plants and more trees — elm, ash, silver maple, white oak. Kristan Schiller, chicagotribune.com, 19 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of silver maple

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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2 Aug 2021

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“Silver maple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20maple. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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