- a sugar maple.
Origin of sugar tree
An Americanism dating back to 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for sugar tree
The timber is generally ash and maple; except the cedars of the cliffs, the sugar-tree, and ash.Travels in North America, From Modern Writers
But for the present these were intent upon the sugar-tree, and kept hurrying up the boy with the auger.A Boy's Town
W. D. Howells
His axe would flash and bite into a sugar-tree or sycamore, and down it would come.The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln
Francis Fisher Browne
The other glanced in the direction of the sugar-tree, raised his eyebrows, shrugged his shoulders, and returned to his fishing.Audrey
The great bulk of these lands are what are generally denominated 'beech and sugar-tree lands.'Old Mackinaw
W. P. Strickland.