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striped maple

a maple, Acer pensylvanicum, of northeastern North America, having white-striped bark.
Also called moosewood.
Origin of striped maple
An Americanism dating back to 1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The absence of stripes distinguishes this tree from striped maple, which has nearly the same range.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • Arthur leaned heavily against the stem of the striped maple.

    The Seven Darlings Gouverneur Morris
  • The flower clusters are much smaller than those of the striped maple, and they stand erect.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • These two are the mountain maple and the striped maple or moosewood.

  • We made directly for a part of the woods where it was known to my friend that the striped maple grew in great plenty.

    The Hunters' Feast Mayne Reid
  • striped maple (Acer pennsylvanicum) is usually thirty or forty feet high, and eight or ten inches in diameter.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The wood of striped maple is little used, because of the small size of the trees.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • In its blossoming season the striped maple has a loose, drooping cluster of yellow, bell-like flowers.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Bige dressed the fish while I got some striped maple leaves.

    Muskrat City Henry Abbott
  • Where the striped maple is indigenous, it is one of the first productions that announces the approach of spring.

    The Hunters' Feast Mayne Reid

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