Definition of maple in English:

maple

Syllabification: ma·ple
Pronunciation: /ˈmāpəl
 
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noun

  • 1A tree or shrub with lobed leaves, winged fruits, and colorful autumn foliage, grown as an ornamental or for its timber or syrupy sap.
    • Genus Acer, family Aceraceae: many species, including the common European field maple (A. campestre), the North American sugar maple (A. saccharum), and the Japanese maple (A. palmatum), which has many cultivars
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    • Although set in 24 acres of land, extra measures have been taken to plant more oaks, sycamores, maples and horse chestnut trees to provide increased privacy.
    • Sugar maples, red maples, dogwood, sweet gum, black gum and sourwood can be brilliant red or yellow.
    • Among the others are tanoaks, California black oaks, Shreve's oaks, madrones, rhododendrons, manzanita, big leaf maples and bay laurels.
  • 1.1Maple syrup or maple sugar.
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    • Stateline New England Barbeque Potato Chips offer a new taste by combining maple flavor with barbeque chips, but this is a marriage made in hell.
    • They are all of equal quality, but the darker the syrup, the stronger the maple flavor.
    • The maple flavor is distinctly present and yummy.

Origin

Old English mapel (as the first element of mapeltrēow, mapulder 'maple tree'); used as an independent word from Middle English onward.

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