Definition of bird's-eye maple in English:

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bird's-eye maple


The lumber from an American maple, typically the sugar maple, that contains eyelike markings, used in decorative woodwork.
Example sentences
  • He once confessed to owning the prized possessions of a superb board of bird's-eye maple and Moluccan ebony, edged in sycamore, an 1871 boxwood and ebony Staunton set, plus a chess clock by Grant's of Stamford.
  • What causes the unique patterns in bird's eye maple lumber?
  • Birds-eye maple is an expensive and sought-after wood, and its decorative swirls and hardness make it perfect for these decorative and useful boards.

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Syllabification: bird's-eye ma·ple

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