Definitions for maple
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wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring
any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone
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.
Acer () is a genus of trees and shrubs commonly known as maples. The genus is placed in the family Sapindaceae. There are approximately 132 species, most of which are native to Asia, with a number also appearing in Europe, northern Africa, and North America. Only one species, Acer laurinum, extends to the Southern Hemisphere. The type species of the genus is the sycamore maple, Acer pseudoplatanus, the most common maple species in Europe. Maples usually have easily recognizable palmate leaves (Acer negundo is an exception) and distinctive winged fruits. The closest relatives of the maples are the horse chestnuts. Maple syrup is made from the sap of some maple species. It is one of the most common genera of trees in Asia.
Maple is a type of tree or shrub known for its brightly colored autumn foliage and the sap from which maple syrup is made. It belongs to the genus Acer in the family Sapindaceae, and there are more than 120 species of it. It is native to Asia, Europe, North America, and northern Africa. The term "maple" can also refer to the wood derived from the maple tree, which is often used in furniture or flooring because of its attractive grain.
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
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.]
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.
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Maple is ranked #7268 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Maple surname appeared 4,585 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Maple.
75.3% or 3,454 total occurrences were White.
18.7% or 861 total occurrences were Black.
2.3% or 109 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.8% or 83 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.1% or 54 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.5% or 24 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of maple in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of maple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Everything tastes better with maple syrup.
Maple Mountain tried taking this cheap-shot right at the end of the year and it just totally backfired on them!
This is the flag of the future, but it does not dishonor the past. (On his country's new Maple Leaf flag)
It becomes cheaper and cheaper to import U.S. maple syrup, in the long run, it's kind of worrisome for Quebec producers.
Maple Bank has thoroughly supported the search operations and has assured the investigating authorities of its further cooperation, the bank does not comment in principle on questions of tax law and ongoing procedures.
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- ahorn, løn, ærDanish
- افرا, آچPersian
- ahorn, lynurFaroese
- eskdoarnWestern Frisian
- mabbyl, maplysManx
- acero, loppioItalian
- агч модMongolian
- sóólNavajo, Navaho
- paltin, arțarRomanian
- javor, јаворSerbo-Croatian
- isfendan, akçaağaçTurkish
- çağan, öräñgeTatar
- phong, thíchVietnamese
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