any of several maples having a sweet sap, especially Acer saccharum (the state tree of New York, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin), having a short trunk and long, curving branches, yielding a hard wood used for making furniture and being the chief source of maple sugar.
- sugar-maple, adjective
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How to use sugar maple in a sentence
On those roller coasters, I kept my glasses on, and the views of the surrounding Smoky Mountains, dotted with sugar maple trees and magnolias, were magnificent.Have vaccine, will travel: How a road trip served as a needed jolt from the blahs at home | Kate Silver | May 21, 2021 | Washington Post
With sugar maples, you’ll need 10 gallons of sap to make one quart of syrup.
Know your maple syrup numbersA really friendly sugar maple tree may yield sap that is almost 5% sugar by volume.
The sugar maple isn’t the only tree species that can provide us with tasty syrup.
After sticking the axe many times into a sugar maple tree in early spring, his wife noticed the water running out of the trunk.
The occurrence of the sugar maple adds another element of Indian subsistence.The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
At last the trail lay over a slope overlooking a little cove, where there stood a large sugar-maple.Red Hunters And the Animal People | Charles A. Eastman
Our sugar maple is less striking and beautiful in the bud, but the flowers are more graceful and fringelike.A Year in the Fields | John Burroughs
Frank and his brother had both heard of the famous sugar-maple, though neither of them had ever seen it.The Desert Home | Mayne Reid
Nothing was heard for some moments but cries of joy, mingled with the words ‘sugar’ and ‘sugar-maple.’The Desert Home | Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for sugar maple
a North American maple tree, Acer saccharum, that is grown as a source of sugar, which is extracted from the sap, and for its hard wood
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