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maple leaf

the national emblem of Canada.

Maple Leaf

a one-ounce gold coin of Canada showing a maple leaf on the reverse: traded for investment or as a collector's item. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There is a maple-leaf, I think, upon their shoulder straps, and a British brigade is glad enough to have those maples beside them.

    War's Brighter Side Julian Ralph.
  • Little Gray Squirrel, crying into his maple-leaf handkerchief as though his very heart would break!

    Father Thrift and His Animal Friends Joseph Charles Sindelar
  • I can get a kiss for a maple-leaf, and a wife by giving a nod.

    John Brown Captain R. W. Campbell
  • The pattern here is laid on a maple-leaf ready to cut out a leaf for the water-lily.

  • So when the maple-leaf looked down, she smiled up at him and said, "Good-morning."

    The Story Hour Nora A. Smith
  • Now it seemed to him that every maple-leaf, every privet-bud, was a relentless human gaze, pressing close upon their privacy.

    The Touchstone Edith Wharton
  • The first change of the maple-leaf is to scarlet; the next, to yellow.

  • I found a maple-leaf to-day, yellow all over, except its extremest point, which was bright scarlet.

British Dictionary definitions for maple-leaf

Maple Leaf

the Maple Leaf, the national flag of Canada, consisting of a representation of a maple leaf in red on a white central panel with a vertical red bar on either side
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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