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maple leaf

  1. the national emblem of Canada.
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Maple Leaf

  1. a one-ounce gold coin of Canada showing a maple leaf on the reverse: traded for investment or as a collector's item.
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Examples from the Web for maple leaf

Historical Examples

  • The first change of the maple-leaf is to scarlet; the next, to yellow.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866


  • I can get a kiss for a maple-leaf, and a wife by giving a nod.

    John Brown

    Captain R. W. Campbell

  • So when the Maple-leaf looked down, she smiled up at him and said, "Good-morning."

    The Story Hour

    Nora A. Smith

  • There is a maple-leaf, I think, upon their shoulder straps, and a British brigade is glad enough to have those maples beside them.

    War's Brighter Side

    Julian Ralph.

  • Little Gray Squirrel, crying into his maple-leaf handkerchief as though his very heart would break!

British Dictionary definitions for maple leaf

Maple Leaf

  1. the Maple Leaf the national flag of Canada, consisting of a representation of a maple leaf in red on a white central panel with a vertical red bar on either side
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