sugar maple


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sugar maple maple of eastern and central North America having three-lobed to five-lobed leaves and hard close-grained wood much used for cabinet work especially the curly-grained form; sap is chief source of maple syrup and maple sugar; many subspecies
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Sugar Maple. Hard Maple. Rock Maple Sugar Maple. Hard Maple. Rock Maple
Black Maple. Black Sugar Maple Black Maple. Black Sugar Maple

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Thirty to 40 gallons of sugar maple sap must be boiled down to make just one gallon of maple syrup
    • Sugar maple (Bot) the rock maple (Acer saccharinum). See Maple.
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In literature:

The maple sugar is used in curing it, and improves the flavour very much.
"First Impressions of the New World" by Isabella Strange Trotter
Maple sugar, old description of, 111; manufacture of, 111-112.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Now, the maple sugar-party is a New England institution, and the great feast of the season.
"The New England Magazine Volume 1, No. 3, March, 1886" by Various
The forest was filled with oaks, beeches, walnuts and sugar-maple trees, growing close together and free from underbrush.
"The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln" by Wayne Whipple
Why, it is maple sugar," answered Archie, "an' capital stuff it is to eat too.
"The Buffalo Runners" by R.M. Ballantyne
Our beverage was milk and coffee, sweetened with maple sugar.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
Sugar Maple and other honey-yielding trees, 350.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
They met under the amber-tinted sugar maple in the heart of the hollow.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
What kind of maple sugar is that?
"The Grocery Man And Peck's Bad Boy Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, No. 2 - 1883" by George W. Peck
It is usual to make sugar from maples, but several other trees were also tapped by the Indians.
"Indian Child Life" by Charles A. Eastman

In poetry:

The maple leaves are falling fast,
The sugar groves look gaunt and grim,
But sap will flow when winter's past,
And sweetness course through every limb.
"The Trees" by Abner Cosens

In news:

My summer perennials are fading fast and the sugar maples are sporting a few colorful leaves.
Trees are making the news again in Haywood County as two commissioners are debating the sugar maples in front of the historical courthouse.
Bacon, maple sugar and butter make the perfect pie.
Numbers Of Backyard Maple Sugar Operations On Rise.
Maple Sugaring Safe from Climate Change, For Now.
(Host) A White House report on climate change says two of Vermont's iconic industries are in trouble: winter sports and maple sugaring.
Turbinado sugar, maple syrup, and/or shredded coconut (optional).
RAPID RIVER TOWNSHIP, Mich. Parts of a more than 200-year-old sugar maple that was cut down in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula will become part of a history display, the state said Wednesday.
Vinery New York Stallions to Sugar Maple .
Sugar maple transplant at Emma Andrews.
NEWBURYPORT — A Sugar Maple Festival Transplant will take root Sunday from 1:30 to 3 pm at the Emma L Andrews Library and Community Center, 77 Pleasant St at the corner of Marlboro Street.
This year, the Emma Andrews Library lost one of its two large sugar maples.
Students take on the roles of Pocahontas and English colonist John Smith to help tell the history of maple sugar , which historians surmise was discovered by Native Americans.
You could flavor this granola with sugar, but why go for generic-sweet when maple can make it distinctive.
GOV JIM DOUGLAS taps a maple tree on the Middlebury College campus last Friday morning during his "first tree" of the sugaring season ceremony.