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MAPLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does maple mean? 

MAPLE (noun)
  The noun MAPLE has 2 senses:

1. wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring
2. any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone

  Familiarity information: MAPLE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MAPLE (noun)


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Meaning:

Wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("maple" is a kind of...):

wood (the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "maple"):

bird's-eye maple (maple wood having a wavy grain with eyelike markings)

Holonyms ("maple" is a substance of...):

maple (any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone)


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Meaning:

Any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("maple" is a kind of...):

angiospermous tree; flowering tree (any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary)

Meronyms (substance of "maple"):

maple (wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used especially for furniture and flooring)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "maple"):

Acer campestre; field maple; hedge maple (shrubby Eurasian maple often used as a hedge)

Acer argutum; pointed-leaf maple (small shrubby Japanese plant with leaves having 5 to 7 acuminate lobes; yellow in autumn)

Acer negundo; ash-leaved maple; box elder (common shade tree of eastern and central United States)

Acer pseudoplatanus; great maple; scottish maple; sycamore (Eurasian maple tree with pale grey bark that peels in flakes like that of a sycamore tree; leaves with five ovate lobes yellow in autumn)

Acer platanoides; Norway maple (a large Eurasian maple tree naturalized in North America; five-lobed leaves yellow in autumn; cultivated in many varieties)

Acer palmatum; Japanese maple (ornamental shrub or small tree of Japan and Korea with deeply incised leaves; cultivated in many varieties)

Acer circinatum; vine maple (small maple of northwestern North America having prostrate stems that root freely and form dense thickets)

Acer spicatum; mountain alder; mountain maple (small shrubby maple of eastern North America; scarlet in autumn)

Acer glabrum; dwarf maple; Rocky-mountain maple (small maple of northwestern North America)

Acer macrophyllum; big-leaf maple; Oregon maple (maple of western North America having large 5-lobed leaves orange in autumn)

Acer pennsylvanicum; goosefoot maple; moose-wood; moosewood; striped dogwood; striped maple (maple of eastern North America with striped bard and large two-lobed leaves clear yellow in autumn)

Acer rubrum; red maple; scarlet maple; swamp maple (maple of eastern and central America; five-lobed leaves turn scarlet and yellow in autumn)

Acer saccharum; rock maple; sugar maple (maple of eastern and central North America having three-lobed to five-lobed leaves and hard close-grained wood much used for cabinet work especially the curly-grained form; sap is chief source of maple syrup and maple sugar; many subspecies)

Acer saccharinum; silver maple (a common North American maple tree; five-lobed leaves are light green above and silvery white beneath; source of hard close-grained but brittle light-brown wood)

Acer japonicum; full moon maple; Japanese maple (leaves deeply incised and bright red in autumn; Japan)

Holonyms ("maple" is a member of...):

Acer; genus Acer (type genus of the Aceraceae; trees or shrubs having winged fruit)


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