black maple

  1. a tree, Acer saccharum nigrum, of eastern and central North America, having furrowed, blackish bark and yellow-green flowers.

Origin of black maple

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20

Words Nearby black maple Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use black maple in a sentence

  • Whirled down the sky like black maple leaves caught up aloft, came two more crows.

    The White Peacock | D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Hence, when buying black maple trees from a nurseryman you may receive the sugar maple.

    Trees of Indiana | Charles Clemon Deam
  • Those who distinguish the two species agree that the black maple is the more desirable tree for shade tree planting.

    Trees of Indiana | Charles Clemon Deam
  • Frequently almost pure stands of sugar maple may be found with the black maple absent.

    Trees of Indiana | Charles Clemon Deam
  • There is also a variety of sugar maple that is called black maple.