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rock maple

noun, New England.
the sugar maple, Acer saccharum.
Origin of rock maple
1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • After this we spent a short time promenading around the rock-maple grove, if leafless trees can be called a grove.

  • We had two heavy, though slender, rock-maple paddles, one of them of bird's-eye maple.

    The Maine Woods Henry David Thoreau
  • The first is in sap-time, when maple sugar is being made in the little shack on the borders of the rock-maple grove.

    In the Catskills John Burroughs

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