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silver maple

a maple, Acer saccharinum, having leaves that are light green above and silvery white beneath.
the hard, close-grained wood of this tree, used for making furniture.
Origin of silver maple
First recorded in 1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the silver maple the leaves are cut by deeper clefts, which reach more than half-way to the leaf stalk.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The leaves of the silver maple show no reds in the fall, but are a uniform yellow.

    Woodcraft Alan Douglas
  • How do you distinguish the red maple and the silver maple from the sugar maple?

  • silver maple (Acer saccharinum) is generally called soft maple by lumbermen.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • It was a silver maple so great about the trunk that Bobby could trot about it as around a race-track.

    The Adventures of Bobby Orde Stewart Edward White
  • How far does a silver maple send its seeds in these summer days, when they are falling?

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The silver maple, with leaves having silver-white under surfaces, is another common species.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study Ontario Ministry of Education
  • From the silver maple go to a red maple, and watch the harvest of these small-winged keys.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The leaf form is somewhat like that of the silver maple, but smaller.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • Margins of these lobes are wavy, never saw-toothed, like those of the silver maple.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
British Dictionary definitions for silver maple

silver maple

a North American maple tree, Acer saccharinum, having five-lobed leaves that are green above and silvery-white beneath
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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