What does maple mean?

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ˈmeɪ pəlmaple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maple(noun)

    wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring

  2. maple(noun)

    any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone

Wiktionary

  1. maple(Noun)

    A tree of the Acer genus, characterised by its usually palmate leaves and winged seeds.

    Etymology: mapultreow, from mapulaz (compare Old Icelandic möpurr, mapeldorn, Masseller, Maßholder), perhaps a blend of *masuraz 'knob; maple-tree' (compare Old Icelandic mösurr 'maple', Low German/German Maser 'knob, offshoot') and *apulaz 'apple' (see apple), from *masam 'lump, knob' (compare obsolete German Mase 'scar', modern Maser 'speck, measle').\ More at measles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maple(noun)

    a tree of the genus Acer, including about fifty species. A. saccharinum is the rock maple, or sugar maple, from the sap of which sugar is made, in the United States, in great quantities, by evaporation; the red or swamp maple is A. rubrum; the silver maple, A. dasycarpum, having fruit wooly when young; the striped maple, A. Pennsylvanium, called also moosewood. The common maple of Europe is A. campestre, the sycamore maple is A. Pseudo-platanus, and the Norway maple is A. platanoides

    Etymology: [AS. mapolder, mapulder, mapol; akin to Icel. mpurr; cf. OHG. mazzaltra, mazzoltra, G. massholder.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Maple

    mā′pl, n. a tree of several species, from one of which, the rock-maple, sugar is made.—adj. of or pertaining to maple. [A.S. mapul, maple.]

Editors Contribution

  1. maple

    A type of cultivar, plant, seed and tree created and cultivated in various species.

    The maple tree is used for its beauty, wood and sap and is transformed into maple wood and maple syrup and for various other purposes.

    Submitted by MaryC on November 17, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maple in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of maple in a Sentence

  1. John Tavares:

    As a kid, cheering for the Leafs growing up, you start to get those feelings again, once I went through the interview process and got that and what it was like as a kid watching the Leafs and following my favorite players, i thought the timing was too good. It was an opportunity I didn't want to turn down. I'm very fortunate to be here and call myself a Maple Leaf.

  2. Lester Bowles Pearson:

    This is the flag of the future, but it does not dishonor the past. (On his country's new Maple Leaf flag)

  3. Susie Morrison:

    When I was thinking about maple syrup, we just had the availability of the New England maple syrup to us and that was why I decided to use it.

  4. Alexandre Moreau:

    It becomes cheaper and cheaper to import U.S. maple syrup, in the long run, it's kind of worrisome for Quebec producers.

  5. Gina Hassick:

    I would stick with two pancakes for an appropriate serving size, top with cinnamon and blueberries or bananas, and drizzle lightly with pure maple syrup.

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