red maple

  1. a tree, Acer rubrum, of eastern North America, growing in moist soil and usually having red flowers and leaves that turn bright red in autumn.

Origin of red maple

An Americanism dating back to 1760–70

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

How to use red maple in a sentence

  • On the Arkansas side, you’ll ascend 2,681-foot Rich Mountain in Queen Wilhelmina State Park, where you can camp under hickory, elm, and red maple trees, or stay in the park’s historic lodge.

  • On a whim several years ago, I put these two concepts together when I took some of my red maple sap out of the syrup boiling process and turned it into wine using my standard mead-making process.

    Make your own maple syrup without harming the trees | By Tim MacWelch/Outdoor Life | February 7, 2021 | Popular-Science
  • This variety of the red maple is a form found in the dense swamps of the lower Wabash Valley.

    Trees of Indiana | Charles Clemon Deam
  • There stood the yellow walnut, the blood-red maple, side by side with the green pine and the spruce.

  • One of the pair of keys or winged fruits of red maple; the seed-bearing portion cut open to show the seed.

  • The seeds (duly soaked for examination) and the germination should be compared with those of Sugar and red maple (19-21).

  • Triœcious, where there are three sorts of flowers on the same or different individuals, as in red maple.