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.

Origin of silver maple

First recorded in 1755–65

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

How to use silver maple in a sentence

  • In the front yard is what is known all over town as the 'big tree,' a silver maple, at least twice as tall as the house.

    The Claim Jumpers | Stewart Edward White

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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