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maple family

the plant family Aceraceae, typified by trees and shrubs having sweet sap, simple opposite leaves usually lobed or toothed, clusters of small flowers, and fruit in the form of a double-winged nutlet, and including maples and the box elder. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then you may be sure that the tree is one of the maple family.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • In the maple family there is a broad, simple blade, about as wide as it is long.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Nor does it usually compound for this by splendour of autumnal colour, as so many of the maple family do.

    Trees. A Woodland Notebook Herbert Maxwell
  • The maple seed, with its curiously one-sided wing, is the sign by which the maple family is easily recognised.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • This is a very delicate wood, of the maple family; it probably derives its name from its resemblance to folds of satin.

    Practical Graining

    William E. (William Edmund) Wall

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