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Noun: sugar maple  'shû-gur 'mey-pul
  1. Maple of eastern and central North America having three-lobed to five-lobed leaves and hard close-grained wood much used for cabinet work especially the curly-grained form; sap is chief source of maple syrup and maple sugar; many subspecies
    - rock maple, Acer saccharum

Derived forms: sugar maples

Type of: maple

Encyclopedia: Sugar maple