Definition of maple leaf in English:

maple leaf

noun

  • The leaf of the maple, used as an emblem of Canada.

    • ‘He accused the Canadian anti-globalisation movement of being racist and insensitive to Native and Québecois history for using a maple leaf as its symbol.’
    • ‘Among the illustrations, there are many Canadian elements such as a Canadian maple leaf for demonstrating a visual process.’
    • ‘The closest things I had ever tasted to this were maple fondants, those cute soft candies shaped like little maple leaves, imported from Canada.’
    • ‘Their logo incorporates a maple leaf resembling Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's tiara.’
    • ‘Whether it's fun in the sun or seminars in a hotel, no one needs a maple leaf sewn onto their backpack to attend any of the Canada day events.’
    • ‘In Canada, this type of stamp has the image of the monarch, the Canadian flag, and the maple leaf, although other images sometimes appear.’
    • ‘The national flag, on the other hand, is two red stripes with a white square containing an 11-point red maple leaf in the centre.’
    • ‘The festivities begin with their entrance on a speedboat in red-and-white costumes carrying handmade flags that combine the maple leaf with the California Republic bear.’
    • ‘More than three decades later, the maple leaf still conveys the same message.’
    • ‘Rob and I walked slowly along the rows of stark white granite tombstones, each engraved with a Canadian maple leaf.’
    • ‘The red and white flag emblazoned with the maple leaf flew proudly outside the hotel alongside the tricolour.’
    • ‘Only a Canadian travels abroad with a regulation size/weight suitcase or a carry-on item tagged with a modestly displayed red-and-white maple leaf.’
    • ‘Bauer promised to build an amateur team worthy of taking on the world's best, worthy of wearing the maple leaf on their sweater, worthy of earning the gold medal he alone seemed to think within reach.’
    • ‘So is there hope that a Union Flag could join the maple leaf and the five-ring Olympic insignia as a bodily adornment?’
    • ‘For whatever reason (a nagging injury or a long season are the most common) it seems very easy for many Canadians to pass up the opportunity to wear the maple leaf.’
    • ‘Once he supplied his audience with red pens and asked them to draw the Canadian maple leaf.’
    • ‘The Canadian national flag, adopted in 1965, is a red maple leaf set against a white background and bordered on either side by wide, vertical bands of red.’
    • ‘Tile is used to render the indigenous maple leaf at the west entrance.’

Pronunciation

maple leaf

/ˈmeɪpəl ˌlif/