Meaning of sugar maple

sug'ar ma"ple

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of several maples having a sweet sap, esp. Acer saccharum (the state tree of New York, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin), having a short trunk and long, curving branches, yielding a hard wood used for making furniture and being the chief source of maple sugar.
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