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silver maple

noun
1.
a maple, Acer saccharinum, having leaves that are light green above and silvery white beneath.
2.
the hard, close-grained wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65
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  • The mocker's nest is high above in the silver maple tree, and he is brooking no interference.
  • Quite conspicuous on silver maple is the woolly alder aphid which is covered with white woolly threads.
  • The former cropland acreage is naturally regenerating with silver maple, willow and cottonwood.
  • Tree species which dominate the habitat includes silver maple with some red ash, swamp white oak, and slippery elm.
  • The lowland species which thrive in these ravines include silver maple, sycamore, buckeye and tulip trees.
  • Another species that also occurs in these forests is silver maple, as well as hybrids of red and silver maples.
British Dictionary definitions for silver maple

silver maple

noun
1.
a North American maple tree, Acer saccharinum, having five-lobed leaves that are green above and silvery-white beneath
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Encyclopedia Article for silver maple

(Acer saccharinum), large, spreading tree, of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae), popular as a rapid-growing shade tree. Native to eastern North America, it is widely cultivated elsewhere.

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