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rock maple

noun New England.
  1. the sugar maple, Acer saccharum.
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Origin of rock maple

First recorded in 1765–75
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Historical Examples

  • After this we spent a short time promenading around the rock-maple grove, if leafless trees can be called a grove.

    Mind Amongst the Spindles


  • We had two heavy, though slender, rock-maple paddles, one of them of bird's-eye maple.

    The Maine Woods

    Henry David Thoreau

  • The first is in sap-time, when maple sugar is being made in the little shack on the borders of the rock-maple grove.

    In the Catskills

    John Burroughs