Entry from US English dictionary
A maple of eastern North America with leaves that are silvery underneath.
- Acer saccharinum, family Aceraceae.
- Other species such as the silver maple are known to have weak wood that is susceptible to damage in ice storms or heavy winds.
- Floodplain forest is thick with green ash, American elm, sycamore, cottonwood, and silver maple, with box elder near the water's edge.
- This condition is most common in pin oak and silver maple but can occur in many other tree and shrub species.
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Syllabification: sil·ver ma·ple
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