mid-14c., from O.E. mapultreow "maple tree," related to O.N. möpurr, O.S. mapulder, M.L.G. mapeldorn, from P.Gmc. *maplo-. There also was a P.Gmc. *matlo- (cf. O.H.G. mazzaltra, Ger. maszholder), but the connection and origins are mysterious. The maple leaf is mentioned as the emblem of Canada from 1860.
A symbolic mathematics package by B. Char, K. Geddes, G. Gonnet, M. Monagan and S. Watt of the University of Waterloo, Canada and ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 1980. Version: Maple V. E-mail: . Mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org. (1994-10-21)