The wood from an American maple that contains contrasting light and dark lines.
- 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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Syllabification: ti·ger ma·ple
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