sugar maple

noun

Definition of sugar maple

1 : a maple (Acer saccharum) of eastern North America with 3- to 5-lobed leaves, hard close-grained wood much used for cabinetwork, and sap that is the chief source of maple syrup and maple sugar

called also rock maple, hard maple

2 : any of several maples (especially Acer nigrum and A. grandidentatum) often considered subspecies of the sugar maple

Examples of sugar maple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The phenomenon is often referred to as sugar maple syndrome. James Bruggers, The Courier-Journal, 5 Jan. 2022 Nearest Green’s whiskey-making method involved charcoal mellowing, in which bourbon is purified through barrels of charcoal made from sugar maple trees. al, 24 Dec. 2021 In July 2014, Ashley’s family and the St. Joseph Parks, Recreation & Civic Faculties Department, planted a sugar maple tree at Krug pool. NBC News, 5 Dec. 2021 In July 2014, Ashley’s family and the St. Joseph Parks, Recreation & Civic Faculties Department, planted a sugar maple tree at Krug pool. NBC News, 5 Dec. 2021 In July 2014, Ashley’s family and the St. Joseph Parks, Recreation & Civic Faculties Department, planted a sugar maple tree at Krug pool. NBC News, 5 Dec. 2021 Campbell, a sugar maple planted in Cody’s honor is no longer a sapling. Thomas Curwen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 5 Dec. 2021 Think of the difference between a Christmas tree and a sugar maple. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 5 Nov. 2021 Among the different varieties going into the aforementioned area are sugar maple, Ohio buckeye, autumn fire hornbeam, musclewood or American hornbeam, northern catalpa, common hackberry, redbud and American hazelnut. John Benson, cleveland, 21 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of sugar maple

1731, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jan 2022

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“Sugar maple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sugar%20maple. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for sugar maple

sugar maple

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sugar maple

: a kind of maple tree that grows in eastern North America and that has sweet sap that is used to make maple syrup and maple sugar

sugar maple

noun

Kids Definition of sugar maple

: a maple tree of the northeastern United States with hard strong wood and a sweet sap that is used to make maple syrup and maple sugar

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