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sugar maple

any of several maples having a sweet sap, especially Acer saccharum (the state tree of New York, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin), having a short trunk and long, curving branches, yielding a hard wood used for making furniture and being the chief source of maple sugar.
Origin of sugar maple
1725-35, Americanism
Related forms
sugar-maple, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sugar maple
  • For example, a sugar maple won't produce maple sugar in a warm climate.
  • Red maple and sugar maple may also be affected but usually to a lesser degree.
  • sugar maple is the preferred species for producing maple products since the sap has higher sugar content than other species.
  • Sap collected from sugar maple trees is concentrated by boiling to make maple syrup.
  • Food: general feeder but especially common on sugar maple, beeches, and apples.
  • sugar maple is becoming abundant in the understory on better quality oak sites.
  • Old stone walls follow historic farm lanes lined with mature sugar maple trees.
British Dictionary definitions for sugar maple

sugar maple

a North American maple tree, Acer saccharum, that is grown as a source of sugar, which is extracted from the sap, and for its hard wood
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