Definition of maple noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmeɪpl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeɪpl//
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  1. 1 [countable, uncountable] (also maple tree) a tall tree with leaves that have five points and turn bright red or yellow in the autumn/fall. Maples grow in northern countries. See related entries: Plants
  2. 2 [uncountable] the wood of the maple tree
  3. Word OriginOld English mapel (as the first element of mapeltrēow, mapulder ‘maple tree’); used as an independent word from Middle English.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: maple