maple

Definitions

  • An Evening at Maple Villa
    An Evening at Maple Villa
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n maple any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone
    • n maple wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring
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Additional illustrations & photos:

BLACK SUGAR MAPLE BLACK SUGAR MAPLE
Maple and Ash forgot their quarrel Maple and Ash forgot their quarrel
Striped Maple. Moosewood. Whistlewood Striped Maple. Moosewood. Whistlewood
Mountain Maple Mountain Maple
Sugar Maple. Hard Maple. Rock Maple Sugar Maple. Hard Maple. Rock Maple
Black Maple. Black Sugar Maple Black Maple. Black Sugar Maple
Silver Maple. Soft Maple Silver Maple. Soft Maple
Red Maple. Soft Maple Red Maple. Soft Maple

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One gallon of pure maple syrup weighs 11 pounds
    • n Maple mā"p'l (Bot) A tree of the genus Acer, including about fifty species. Acer 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 maple or swamp maple is Acer rubrum; the silver maple Acer dasycarpum, having fruit wooly when young; the striped maple Acer Pennsylvanium, called also moosewood. The common maple of Europe is Acer campestre, the sycamore maple is Acer Pseudo-platanus, and the Norway maple is Acer platanoides.Maple is much used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, maple tree, maple leaf, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Thirty to 40 gallons of sugar maple sap must be boiled down to make just one gallon of maple syrup
    • n maple A tree of the genus Acer, natural order Sapindaceœ, peculiar to the northern temperate parts of the globe. The maples are often highly valuable, sometimes for their wood, in one or two cases for a sugar-product, and often as shade and ornamental trees. See Acer.
    • n maple The wood of this tree.
    • maple Consisting or made of, or derived from, maple or the maple-tree.
    • n maple See mapple.
    • n maple In New Zealand, a common settlers' corruption of mapau.
    • n maple In Australia, Chariessa Moorei, the scrub silky oak (which see, under oak).
    • n maple The sugar-maple.
    • n maple The box-elder, Acer Negundo.
    • n maple The box-elder.
    • n maple The mountain-maple.
    • n maple The silver maple.
    • n maple The mountain-maple.
    • n maple The red maple: so called from its white wood. Compare shoe-peg maple.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One pound of maple syrup can make eight pounds of candy or sugar
    • n Maple mā′pl a tree of several species, from one of which, the rock-maple, sugar is made
    • adj Maple of or pertaining to maple
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. mapolder, mapulder, mapol,; akin to Icel. möpurr,; cf. OHG. mazzaltra, mazzoltra, G. massholder,

Usage

In literature:

In the upland woods of beech and maple it is a more familiar sound than in these solitudes.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
This is pure, concentrated sweetness, maple honey unalloyed, though it never finds its way into the market.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 3, March, 1886" by Various
Dodan bushes and maples hinted at a crimson splendor soon to follow.
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
He often found him under the maple in front of the Pensioner's house.
"Winning His Way" by Charles Carleton Coffin
There is another source of profit, which is the collecting of the maple sugar; and this staple, if I may use the term, is rapidly increasing.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
But for all that, pancakes and maple syrup are delicious.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
In Canada the maple yields a sap which, when boiled, turns into sugar.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
I was standing under the maple tree in the corner as he came around from Garfield Avenue.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
Never mind, the kitchen is hot anyway, but it's nice and cool out here under this maple.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
It was sweetened by maple-sugar; and each helped himself to cream to his own liking.
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

There, far off the city was glowing
All crimson-aflame; in its swell
A maple-branch, ragged, was bowing
To bid him a silent farewell.
"In Hospital" by Boris Pasternak
Over his head were the maple buds,
And over the tree was the moon,
And over the moon were the starry studs,
That drop from the angel's shoon.
"Quatrains" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where ceaseless Spring her garland twines,
As sweetly shall the loved one rest,
As if beneath the whispering pines
And maple shadows of the West.
"Kinsman" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The autumn air sweeps faint and chill
Across the maple-crested hill;
And on my ear
Falls, tingling clear,
A strange, mysterious, woodland thrill.
"A November Nocturne" by Margaret Junkin Preston
Mute and barren. Yet will I keep my spirit
Clear and valiant, brother to these my noble
Elms and maples, utterly grave and fearless,
Grandly ungrieving.
"Sapphics" by Archibald Lampman
Honor we maple as type of all neatness,
Yielding protection, beauty, and grace;
None of its rivals boast of such sweetness,
None can in typical form fill its place.
"The Tree Of State" by Jared Barhite

In news:

A large maple tree came down on Old Boston Post Road in Old Saybrook during Hurricane Sandy.
Somerset County Park Commission Lord Stirling Stable, located at 256 South Maple Avenue in Basking Ridge is offering an Introductory English-style horseback ride on Sunday, Oct 7, at 10 am Registration is in progress at the stable office.
She was born Jan 17, 1910, in Highlandville, to the late Robert Hershel and Mary Rebecca "Mae" Welch Maples.
American Legion Post 1700, 305 Maple Street, Endicott, NY 13760.
Sokolowski/US Presswire The Rangers acquired center John Mitchell from the Maple Leafs before today's trade deadline.
TORONTO — The Rangers failed to get Brad Richards away from the Dallas Stars and settled for acquiring center John Mitchell from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a seventh-round pick in next year's draft.
Insoo Kang , 50, died on Sunday Sept 9, 2012, at his home in Maple Park.
CORAL — In 1861, Elizabeth Parker was hired to be the teacher for the first school built in what is now Maple Valley Township.
Red- leafed Norway maple needs care.
Maple Grove Primary to add full-day kindergarten.
Husson University's Chef Terry Zaffiro's Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Pork Loin with Oven Roasted Potatoes.
Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Pork Loin .
Bacon, raw black pepper maple syrup.
Lottie Maples Loveday, age 83 of Sevierville, passed on to her Heavenly home on Thursday, September 20, 2012.
Parents, Redman McKinley and Virgie Maples.
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In science:

They can be generated on Maple V, or on the new version Maple VI.
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial
The solution also uses the Generalized Hypergeometric Function which Maple V can calculate, robustly.
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial
Computer algebra system Maple V Release 4 is used in some calculations.
Vacuum Non Singular Black Hole Solutions in Tetrad Theory of Gravitation
Note that since truncated generating series can be computed by standard programs such as Maple, lemma 4.10 provides another (sub-optimal, but handy) way to generate limited partitions.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
Computer algebra system Maple 6 is used in some calculations.
General Spherically Symmetric Non Singular Black Hole Solutions in Teleparallel Theory of Gravitation
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