• synonyms

silver maple

  1. a maple, Acer saccharinum, having leaves that are light green above and silvery white beneath.
  2. 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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Historical Examples

  • 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

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