In the maple family there is a broad, simple blade, about as wide as it is long.
The maple seed, with its curiously one-sided wing, is the sign by which the maple family is easily recognised.
Then you may be sure that the tree is one of the maple family.
Nor does it usually compound for this by splendour of autumnal colour, as so many of the maple family do.
This is a very delicate wood, of the maple family; it probably derives its name from its resemblance to folds of satin.