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2 definitions found
 for silver 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) :

  silver maple
      n 1: a common North American maple tree; five-lobed leaves are
           light green above and silvery white beneath; source of hard
           close-grained but brittle light-brown wood [syn: silver
           maple, Acer saccharinum]

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