maple family

  1. the plant family Aceraceae, typified by trees and shrubs having sweet sap, simple opposite leaves usually lobed or toothed, clusters of small flowers, and fruit in the form of a double-winged nutlet, and including maples and the box elder.

Words Nearby maple family Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use maple family in a sentence

  • This is a very delicate wood, of the maple family; it probably derives its name from its resemblance to folds of satin.

    Practical Graining | William E. (William Edmund) Wall
  • The silver maple is considered the most graceful of the large and handsome maple family.

    Among the Trees at Elmridge | Ella Rodman Church
  • Then you may be sure that the tree is one of the maple family.

    Trees Every Child Should Know | Julia Ellen Rogers
  • In the maple family there is a broad, simple blade, about as wide as it is long.

    Trees Every Child Should Know | Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Nor does it usually compound for this by splendour of autumnal colour, as so many of the maple family do.

    Trees. A Woodland Notebook | Herbert Maxwell