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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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Sugar maple isnt the only maple with flamboyant autumn color.
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Large and small operators are found throughout the northern forests of the Northeast, wherever the sugar maple thrives.
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The sap that flows through a sugar maple each spring brings the tree back from the long, placid winter and energizes it for a new season of growth.
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Once the students have learned characteristics useful for identification, they are given two leaf samples, a sugar maple and an "unknown.
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