Definition of tiger maple in English:

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tiger maple

noun

[mass noun] North American
The timber of an American maple which contains contrasting light and dark lines.
Example sentences
  • In maple this is termed tiger maple, or fiddleback, because it is preferred for violin backs.
  • A piece could be given an even more costly appearance by using colored tiger maple.
  • The Sheraton tall-post canopy bed in the guest room is made of tiger maple and dates to about 1805.
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