Definition of bird's-eye maple in English:

bird's-eye maple

Syllabification: bird's-eye ma·ple


  • The lumber from an American maple, typically the sugar maple, that contains eyelike markings, used in decorative woodwork.
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    • 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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