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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Origin of silver maple
First recorded in 1755–65
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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