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rock maple

noun, New England
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the sugar maple, Acer saccharum.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
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  • Toboggans, made of planks split from rock maple, were used to carry the catch back to camp.
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sugar maple

(Acer saccharum) large tree in the soapberry family (Sapindaceae), native to eastern North America and widely grown as an ornamental and shade tree. It is a commercially important source of maple syrup, maple sugar, and hardwood lumber useful in furniture manufacture and flooring. Some trees develop special grain patterns such as bird's-eye maple (with dots suggesting eyes of birds) and curly and fiddleback maple, with wavy and rippled grain, respectively. The sugar maple may grow to a height of 40 m (130 feet). It has a dense crown of leaves, which turn various shades of gold to scarlet in fall. Its three- to five-lobed leaves appear after the greenish yellow flowers of spring. The fruits are paired samaras, or keys. Smooth grayish bark on the trunk and branches gradually furrows with age. The leaf of the sugar maple is the national emblem of Canada.

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