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silver maple



a maple, Acer saccharinum, having leaves that are light green above and silvery white beneath.
the hard, close-grained wood of this tree, used for making furniture.


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Nearby words

silver iodide, silver jenny, silver jubilee, silver leaf, silver lining, silver maple, silver medal, silver mound, silver nitrate, silver paper, silver perch

Origin of silver maple

First recorded in 1755–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for silver maple

  • Elm and silver-maple trees are among the first to show life in spring.

    The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties|Charles H. (Charles Henry) Snow

British Dictionary definitions for silver maple

silver maple


a North American maple tree, Acer saccharinum, having five-lobed leaves that are green above and silvery-white beneath
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