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## maple |

4 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Maple \Ma"ple\, 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. {A. 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 or swamp maple is {A. rubrum}; the silver maple, {A. dasycarpum}, having fruit wooly when young; the striped maple, {A. Pennsylvanium}, called also {moosewood}. The common maple of Europe is {A. campestre}, the sycamore maple is {A. Pseudo-platanus}, and the Norway maple is {A. platanoides}. Note: Maple is much used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as maple tree, maple leaf, etc {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}, or {Maple sirup}, maple sap boiled to the consistency of molasses. {Maple sugar}, sugar obtained from the sap of the sugar maple by evaporation. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: maple n 1: wood of any of various maple trees; especially the hard close-grained wood of the sugar maple; used esp for furniture and flooring 2: any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer bearing winged seeds in pairs; north temperate zone From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]: Maple, NC Zip code(s): 27956 Maple, TX Zip code(s): 79344 Maple, WI Zip code(s): 54854 From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (13 Mar 01) [foldoc]: Maple A {symbolic mathematics} package by B. Char, K. Geddes, G. Gonnet, M. Monagan and S. Watt of the {University of Waterloo}, Canada and {ETH} Zurich, Switzerland in 1980. Version: Maple V. E-mail:. Mailing list: glabahn@daisy.waterloo.edu. (1994-10-21)

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