sugar tree


noun Chiefly South Midland U.S.

a sugar maple.

Origin of sugar tree

An Americanism dating back to 1695–1705 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sugar tree

Historical Examples of sugar tree

  • The timber is generally ash and maple; except the cedars of the cliffs, the sugar-tree, and ash.

  • But for the present these were intent upon the sugar-tree, and kept hurrying up the boy with the auger.

    A Boy's Town

    W. D. Howells

  • His axe would flash and bite into a sugar-tree or sycamore, and down it would come.

  • The other glanced in the direction of the sugar-tree, raised his eyebrows, shrugged his shoulders, and returned to his fishing.


    Mary Johnston

  • The great bulk of these lands are what are generally denominated 'beech and sugar-tree lands.'

    Old Mackinaw

    W. P. Strickland.