Origin of maple
Examples from the Web for maple
“Treat every crime as if the victim were your mother,” Maple would say.
Sally ate it with maple syrup; at home we ate the store-bought kind with ketchup.‘Tracing the Blue Light’: Read Chapter 1 of Eileen Cronin’s ‘Mermaid’|Eileen Cronin|April 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Back in New York, Maple fell ill with cancer and died in 2001 at the age of 48.
Bratton later suggested that a statue of Maple should be erected in Times Square.
His voice carried no hint that he felt he—or even he and Maple–deserved credit for the transformation.
A maple within the enclosure exhibits 242 rings of annual growth.The Country of the Neutrals|James H. Coyne
If the farmer were wise he would replant some of these lands with such trees as spruce, hickory, walnut, or maple.Conservation Reader|Harold W. Fairbanks
Half-way up the opposite slope a brush fire was burning clearly and steadily in a maple grove.The Golden Road|Lucy Maud Montgomery
The maple tree has been built out of muddy water and carbon gas.Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know|Julia Ellen Rogers
Maple folding wedges were set in these caps over each pile and on them rested 12×12-in.Concrete Construction|Halbert P. Gillette
British Dictionary definitions for maple
Word Origin for maple
Word Origin and History for maple
c.1300, from Old English mapultreow "maple tree," also mapolder, mapuldre, related to Old Norse möpurr, Old Saxon mapulder, Middle Low German mapeldorn, from Proto-Germanic *maplo-. There also was a Proto-Germanic *matlo- (cf. Old High German mazzaltra, German maszholder), but the connection and origins are mysterious. Formerly with adjectival form mapelin (early 15c.; Old English mapuldern). Maple syrup attested from 1824, American English. The maple leaf is mentioned as the emblem of Canada from 1850.