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3 definitions found
 for swamp 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.
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     Note: Maple is much used adjectively, or as the first part of
           a compound; as, maple tree, maple leaf, etc.
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     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swamp \Swamp\, n. [Cf. AS. swam a fungus, OD. swam a sponge, D.
     zwam a fungus, G. schwamm a sponge, Icel. sv["o]ppr, Dan. &
     Sw. swamp, Goth. swamms, Gr. somfo`s porous, spongy.]
     Wet, spongy land; soft, low ground saturated with water, but
     not usually covered with it; marshy ground away from the
     seashore.
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           Gray swamps and pools, waste places of the hern.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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           A swamp differs from a bog and a marsh in producing
           trees and shrubs, while the latter produce only
           herbage, plants, and mosses.             --Farming
                                                    Encyc. (E.
                                                    Edwards,
                                                    Words).
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     Swamp blackbird. (Zool.) See Redwing
     (b) .
  
     Swamp cabbage (Bot.), skunk cabbage.
  
     Swamp+deer+(Zool.),+an+Asiatic+deer+({Rucervus+Duvaucelli">Swamp deer (Zool.), an Asiatic deer ({Rucervus Duvaucelli)
        of India.
  
     Swamp hen. (Zool.)
     (a) An Australian azure-breasted bird ({Porphyrio bellus);
         -- called also goollema.
     (b) An Australian water crake, or rail ({Porzana Tabuensis);
         -- called also little swamp hen.
     (c) The European purple gallinule.
  
     Swamp honeysuckle (Bot.), an American shrub ({Azalea
        viscosa syn. Rhododendron viscosa or Rhododendron
        viscosum) growing in swampy places, with fragrant flowers
        of a white color, or white tinged with rose; -- called
        also swamp pink and white swamp honeysuckle.
  
     Swamp hook, a hook and chain used by lumbermen in handling
        logs. Cf. Cant hook.
  
     Swamp itch. (Med.) See Prairie itch, under Prairie.
  
     Swamp+laurel+(Bot.),+a+shrub+({Kalmia+glauca">Swamp laurel (Bot.), a shrub ({Kalmia glauca) having small
        leaves with the lower surface glaucous.
  
     Swamp maple (Bot.), red maple. See Maple.
  
     Swamp oak (Bot.), a name given to several kinds of oak
        which grow in swampy places, as swamp Spanish oak
        ({Quercus palustris), swamp white oak ({Quercus
        bicolor), swamp post oak ({Quercus lyrata}).
  
     Swamp ore (Min.), bog ore; limonite.
  
     Swamp partridge (Zool.), any one of several Australian game
        birds of the genera Synoicus and Excalfatoria, allied
        to the European partridges.
  
     Swamp robin (Zool.), the chewink.
  
     Swamp sassafras (Bot.), a small North American tree of the
        Magnolia+({Magnolia+glauca">genus Magnolia ({Magnolia glauca) with aromatic leaves
        and fragrant creamy-white blossoms; -- called also sweet
        bay.
  
     Swamp sparrow (Zool.), a common North American sparrow
        ({Melospiza Georgiana, or Melospiza palustris), closely
        resembling the song sparrow. It lives in low, swampy
        places.
  
     Swamp willow. (Bot.) See Pussy willow, under Pussy.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  swamp maple
      n 1: maple of eastern and central America; five-lobed leaves
           turn scarlet and yellow in autumn [syn: red maple,
           scarlet maple, swamp maple, Acer rubrum]

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