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sugar maple:

see maplemaple,
common name for the genus Acer of the Aceraceae, a family of deciduous trees and shrubs of the Northern Hemisphere, found mainly in temperate regions and on tropical mountain slopes. Acer, the principal genus, includes the many maples and the box elder.
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Sugar Maple


(Acer saccharum), a tree of the family Acera-ceae that reaches a height of 40 m. The leaves are three- to five-lobed. The sap, which is obtained by tapping, is a source of sugar. The silver maple (A. saccharinum) is also a source of sugar. Both species are native to North America and are cultivated as ornamentals.

sugar maple

[′shu̇g·ər ′mā·pəl]
Acer saccharum. A commercially important species of maple tree recognized by its gray furrowed bark, sharp-pointed scaly winter buds, and symmetrical oval outline of the crown.

sugar maple

a North American maple tree, Acer saccharum, that is grown as a source of sugar, which is extracted from the sap, and for its hard wood
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Caption: A charismatic old sugar maple in New York provides habitat to countless creatures in its coarse bark, hollow trunk and dead wood.
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The most popular syrup tree--the sugar maple (Acer saccharum)--grows in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada.
The trees that contribute to the famous "New England glow" - scarlet oak (Quercus coccinea), silver maple (Acer saccharinum), red maple (Acer rubrum) and sugar maple (Acer saccharum) - are expected to be at their very best this month and in November, thanks to the extreme temperatures and bright sunlight, conditions these American species experience in their natural habitat in the north east USA.
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