Maple Ma"ple (m[=a]"p'l), n. [AS. mapolder, mapulder, mapol; akin to Icel. m["o]purr; cf. OHG. mazzaltra, mazzoltra, G. massholder.] (Bot.) A tree of the genus {Acer}, including about fifty species. {Acer saccharinum} is the {rock maple}, or {sugar maple}, from the sap of which sugar is made, in the United States, in great quantities, by evaporation; the {red maple} or {swamp maple} is {Acer rubrum}; the {silver maple}, {Acer dasycarpum}, having fruit wooly when young; the {striped maple}, {Acer Pennsylvanium}, called also {moosewood}. The common maple of Europe is {Acer campestre}, the {sycamore maple} is {Acer Pseudo-platanus}, and the {Norway maple} is {Acer platanoides}. [1913 Webster]

Note: Maple is much used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, maple tree, maple leaf, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Bird's-eye maple}, {Curled maple}, varieties of the wood of the rock maple, in which a beautiful lustrous grain is produced by the sinuous course of the fibers.

{Maple honey}, {Maple molasses}, {Maple syrup}, or {Maple sirup}, maple sap boiled to the consistency of molasses.

{Maple sugar}, sugar obtained from the sap of the sugar maple by evaporation. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Moosewood — may refer to: Acer pensylvanicum, a species of maple known variously as striped maple, moosewood and moose maple Viburnum lantanoides, a species of shrub in the family Caprifoliaceae Dirca, a genus of deciduous shrubs in the family Thymelaeaceae …   Wikipedia

  • Moosewood — Moose wood , n. (Bot.) (a) The striped maple ({Acer Pennsylvanicum}). (b) Leatherwood. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moosewood — pensilvaninis klevas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Klevinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Acer pensylvanicum), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Acer pensylvanicum angl. goosefoot; moose bark maple; moosewood; moosewood maple; …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • moosewood — Leatherwood Leath er*wood , n. (Bot.) A small branching shrub ({Dirca palustris}), with a white, soft wood, and a tough, leathery bark, common in damp woods in the Northern United States; called also {moosewood}, and {wicopy}. Gray. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moosewood — Striped Striped, a. Having stripes of different colors; streaked. [1913 Webster] {Striped bass}. (Zo[ o]l.) See under {Bass}. {Striped maple} (Bot.), a slender American tree ({Acer Pennsylvanicum}) with finely striped bark. Called also {striped… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moosewood — /moohs wood /, n. 1. See striped maple. 2. leatherwood. [1770 80, Amer.; MOOSE + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • moosewood — noun a) Striped maple (Acer pensylvanicum) b) Hobblebush, Viburnum lantanoides …   Wiktionary

  • moosewood — n. type of eastern North American maple tree; type of eastern North American shrub …   English contemporary dictionary

  • moosewood — noun 1. maple of eastern North America with striped bark and large two lobed leaves clear yellow in autumn • Syn: ↑moose wood, ↑striped maple, ↑striped dogwood, ↑goosefoot maple, ↑Acer pennsylvanicum • Hypernyms: ↑maple …   Useful english dictionary

  • Moosewood Restaurant — Restaurant information Street address 215 N. Cayuga Street City Ithaca, New York …   Wikipedia

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