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sugar tree

noun, Chiefly South Midland U.S.
a sugar maple.
Origin of sugar tree
1695-1705, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The timber is generally ash and maple; except the cedars of the cliffs, the sugar-tree, and ash.

  • But for the present these were intent upon the sugar-tree, and kept hurrying up the boy with the auger.

    A Boy's Town W. D. Howells
  • His axe would flash and bite into a sugar-tree or sycamore, and down it would come.

  • The other glanced in the direction of the sugar-tree, raised his eyebrows, shrugged his shoulders, and returned to his fishing.

    Audrey Mary Johnston
  • The great bulk of these lands are what are generally denominated 'beech and sugar-tree lands.'

    Old Mackinaw W. P. Strickland.

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