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swamp maple

Origin of swamp maple
An Americanism dating back to 1660-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Above them I banked dry lengths of swamp maple and post oak.

    Everyday Adventures Samuel Scoville
  • The habitat by swamp maple, desert willow, and seaside alder.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • An ideal resort for it is a grove of oak or swamp maple near a stream or pond where it can bathe.

    Bird Neighbors Neltje Blanchan
  • The reds of the swamp maple and scarlet oak are brighter, but no tree has a richer color than this one.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • One morning, from the emerald-green of a swamp maple, a single branch flamed out a crimson-red.

    Wild Folk

    Samuel Scoville
  • A swamp maple grows at this stump as a back for my seat in this reception room of the jewel-weeds.

    Old Plymouth Trails Winthrop Packard
  • swamp maple is also commonly used by the Mohegan basket-makers, although it is not as durable as either the oak or the ash.

  • It is the swamp maple, the red maple, the river maple, the scarlet maple.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The red maple, or swamp maple, Acer rubrum L., has leaves deeply lobed with the lobes sharply toothed.

    Forest Trees of Illinois Fuller George D.
  • Again, the spring redness of the swamp maple is hardly less vivid than its mature coloring of the fall.

    Getting Acquainted with the Trees J. Horace McFarland

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