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maple syrup

(Encyclopedia) maple syrup: see under maple .

valine

(Encyclopedia) valine văl´ēn [key], organic compound, one of the 22 α- amino acids commonly found in animal proteins. Only the l -stereoisomer appears in mammalian protein. It is one of sever...

Green Mountains

(Encyclopedia) Green Mountains, range of the Appalachian Mts., extending 250 mi (402 km) from north to south and extending from S Que., Canada to Vt. Mt. Mansfield, 4,393 ft (1,339 m) high, in Vermont, is the...

isoleucine

(Encyclopedia) isoleucine ī˝səlo͞o´sēn [key], organic compound, one of the 20 amino acids commonly found in animal proteins. Only the l -stereoisomer appears in mammalian protein. It is on...

maple

(Encyclopedia) maple, 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 slop...

Vermont Overview

(Encyclopedia) Vermont vərmŏnt´ [key] [Fr.,=green mountain], New England state of the NE United States. It is bordered by New Hampshire, across the Connecticut River (E), Massachusetts (S), New York, with...

New York Overview

(Encyclopedia) New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario ...

Fair Play

by Alicia Potter In State Fair, the 1933 movie musical, the mother aims to win the bake-off; the father, the hog competition; and as for the teens, they're looking for love. S…

Pennsylvania

Capital: Harrisburg State abbreviation/Postal code: Pa./PA Governor: Tom Wolf, D (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Michael J. Stack III, D (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Bob Casey, D (to J…

Fifty States and Fifty Fun Facts

StateHome ofAlabama George Washington Carver, who discovered more than 300 uses for peanutsAlaska The longest coastline in the U.S., 6,640 miles, greater than that of all other…