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red maple

noun
1.
a tree, Acer rubrum, of eastern North America, growing in moist soil and usually having red flowers and leaves that turn bright red in autumn.
Also called swamp maple.
Origin of red maple
1760-1770
1760-70, Americanism
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  • red maple seeds ripen in June, but not until autumn does the hard maple send its winged ones forth from amid the painted leaves.

    The Spell of the Rockies Enos A. Mills
  • I was slow to discover that it was a red maple changed by the frost.

    The Maine Woods Henry David Thoreau
  • red maple is made into flooring, interior finish, and veneer box material.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The leaves of the red maple vary greatly in size, outline, lobing, and shape of base.

  • How do you distinguish the red maple and the silver maple from the sugar maple?

  • It is among the first of the New England trees to blossom, preceding the red maple by one to three weeks.

  • Distribute leaves of the red maple and ask the pupils to note the general resemblance.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study Ontario Ministry of Education
  • A red maple leaf was washed in from the path and lay a wet bit of colour upon the floor.

    The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow
  • The keys of sugar maples are short-winged, like those of the red maple, but have stouter, thicker seeds.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Occasionally some unknown rural Stradivari made a violin and selected the curly wood of red maple for the neck and sides.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson

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