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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How to use silver maple in a sentence
Many of the silver maples, which have a short life span, have passed on and have not been replaced as large, newer homes dominate lots that once included more green space.Neighbors mount effort to defend Arlington’s trees from development | Justin Wm. Moyer | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
This same silver maple is a bone of contention among tree-men, at times.Getting Acquainted with the Trees | J. Horace McFarland
Fruit (one key) of silver maple, Acer dasycarpum, of natural size, the seed-bearing portion divided to show the seed.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
Germination of silver maple, natural size; merely the base of the fruit, containing the seed, is shown.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
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
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
a North American maple tree, Acer saccharinum, having five-lobed leaves that are green above and silvery-white beneath
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