Definition of maple:
- A tree of the genus Acer, including about fifty species. A. saccharinum is the rock maple, or sugar maple, from the sap of which sugar is made, in the United States, in great quantities, by evaporation; the red or swamp maple is A. rubrum; the silver maple, A. dasycarpum, having fruit wooly when young; the striped maple, A. Pennsylvanium, called also moosewood. The common maple of Europe is A. campestre, the sycamore maple is A. Pseudo- platanus, and the Norway maple is A. platanoides.
And they are excellent brush- clearers; they love the young shoots of the cherry and vine- maple, and keep them so close down that in one or two seasons at most the stub dies, and can be plowed out and burned.- "Two Years in Oregon", Wallis Nash.
Maple trees and gas wells are rarely tapped continually; when a stronger flow is wanted, a pause is made, nature has time to gather her reserve forces, and when the tree or the well is reopened, a stronger flow is the result.- "The Art of Public Speaking", Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein.
- "Flower of the Dusk", Myrtle Reed.