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🍁 Maple Leaf emoji

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What does 🍁 Maple Leaf emoji mean?

The Maple Leaf emoji 🍁 depicts the distinctive leaf of a maple tree. It is commonly used to represent maple trees, leaves, and the autumn season.

Because the maple leaf is a national symbol of Canada and is depicted on the country’s flag (represented in emoji form as the Flag of Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦), the Maple Leaf emoji 🍁 is often used to refer to Canada, Canadian people and things, and Canadian holidays such as Canada Day (July 1).

Related words

πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Flag of Canada emoji, πŸ‚ Fallen Leaf emoji, πŸƒ Leaf Fluttering in the Wind emoji

Where does 🍁 Maple Leaf emoji come from?

The Maple Leaf emoji 🍁 was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On all major platforms, the emoji depicts a single, five-pointed leaf of a maple tree positioned with the stem located at the bottom of the leaf. Depending on the platform, the color of the leaf may be red, reddish-orange, orange, or yellow. The Twitter version of the emoji is nearly identical to the maple leaf featured on the national flag of Canada (Flag of Canada emoji πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦).

Maple trees are a common type of tree native to Asia, Europe, North America, and northern Africa. The Maple Leaf emoji 🍁 is commonly used to refer to these trees. More generally, the Maple Leaf emoji 🍁 is used to refer to leaves of trees in general. This is especially common during the fall season, when leaves change color and often resemble the reddish-orange color usually depicted by the Maple Leaf emoji 🍁.

The Maple Leaf emoji 🍁 is frequently used to refer to Canada and is often used alongside the Flag of Canada emoji πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦. This usage is especially common on Twitter because the Twitter version of the Maple Leaf emoji 🍁 is nearly identical to the maple leaf depicted on the Canadian flag.

TheΒ Maple Leaf emoji is commonly used alongside other leaf-based emoji, including Fallen Leaf πŸ‚ and Leaf Fluttering in the Wind πŸƒ. It is also often paired with other fall-themed emoji, such as Jack-O’-Lantern πŸŽƒ.

Note: the Maple Leaf emoji 🍁 is sometimes used in reference to cannabis (marijuana) due to a basic resemblance in leaf shape.

Examples of 🍁 Maple Leaf emoji

And all at once summer collapsed into fall.🍁
@NikkiSixx, October 3, 2020
Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! 🍁🍁🍁
@James_Paxton, July 1, 2019

Who uses 🍁 Maple Leaf emoji?

The Maple Leaf emoji 🍁 is used to refer to maple trees or to leaves in general.

The Maple Leaf emoji 🍁 is often used to specifically refer to the fall season.

The Maple Leaf emoji 🍁 is also frequently used to refer to the country of Canada.

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