Definition of striped maple in US English:

striped maple


  • A compact North American maple with large leaves and vertically striped bark.

    Acer pennsylvanicum, family Aceraceae

    Also called moosewood (so named because moose often feed on the bark during severe winters)
    • ‘Because of their minor combined relative importance, white pine and striped maple were excluded from the DCA ordination.’
    • ‘Similarly, striped maple responds strongly to small canopy gaps and effectively shades out seedlings of competing species.’
    • ‘The third association, with little groundcover, occurs on a relatively steep north-facing slope that is distinguished by canopy chestnut oak and subcanopy striped maple.’
    • ‘Moose break off branches of poplar saplings and of red and striped maples to feed on the terminal buds and twigs.’
    • ‘Of secondary importance are green ash and striped maple.’
    • ‘Likewise, gypsy moths preferentially feed on oak foliage compared to foliage of red or striped maples.’