tiger maple


: maple lumber having a distinct irregularly striped pattern and much used for furniture

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Each room is clad in a different wood; tiger maple in the hallway, rosewood in the library, chestnut in the music room, cherry in the dining room. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, 8 Sep. 2022 For the breakfast nook, Maloney commissioned a tiger maple table from Holmes Fine Furniture in Sheffield. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tiger maple was in 1952

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Cite this Entry

“Tiger maple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiger%20maple. Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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