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2 definitions found
 for rock maple
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Maple \Ma"ple\ (m[=a]"p'l), n. [AS. mapolder, mapulder, mapol;
     akin to Icel. m["o]purr; cf. OHG. mazzaltra, mazzoltra, G.
     massholder.] (Bot.)
     A tree of the genus Acer, including about fifty species.
     Acer saccharinum is the rock maple, or sugar maple,
     from the sap of which sugar is made, in the United States, in
     great quantities, by evaporation; the red maple or swamp
     maple is Acer rubrum; the silver maple, Acer
     dasycarpum, having fruit wooly when young; the striped
     maple, Acer Pennsylvanium, called also moosewood. The
     common maple of Europe is Acer campestre, the sycamore
     maple is Acer Pseudo-platanus, and the Norway maple is
     Acer platanoides.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Maple is much used adjectively, or as the first part of
           a compound; as, maple tree, maple leaf, etc.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Bird's-eye maple, Curled maple, varieties of the wood of
        the rock maple, in which a beautiful lustrous grain is
        produced by the sinuous course of the fibers.
  
     Maple honey, Maple molasses, Maple syrup, or Maple
     sirup, maple sap boiled to the consistency of molasses.
  
     Maple sugar, sugar obtained from the sap of the sugar maple
        by evaporation.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rock maple
      n 1: maple of eastern and central North America having three-
           lobed to five-lobed leaves and hard close-grained wood much
           used for cabinet work especially the curly-grained form;
           sap is chief source of maple syrup and maple sugar; many
           subspecies [syn: sugar maple, rock maple, Acer
           saccharum]

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