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

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First Known Use of sugar maple

1731


SUGAR MAPLE Defined for English Language Learners

sugar maple

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Definition of sugar maple for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

sugar maple

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Definition of sugar maple for Students

: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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