Definition of sugar maple in English:

sugar maple


  • A North American maple, from the sap of which maple sugar and maple syrup are made.

    Also called rock maple
    • ‘Although tree removal has shifted the composition of the seedling bank away from Norway maple to greater dominance by the native sugar maple, this restoration strategy has several limitations.’
    • ‘You'll notice indicators of this season, such as the blooming of cornelian cherry and sugar maple.’
    • ‘Differences were analyzed separately for sugar maple and Norway maple.’
    • ‘Hemlock forest American beech, basswood, northern red oak, sugar maple, and white pine, along with the hemlock trees, create a deep shade.’
    • ‘Think of maple syrup and sugar maple is probably the first tree to come to mind, but red maple can be used with pleasing results.’
    • ‘White pine often occurred as a secondary species in this community, along with large beech, sugar maple, red maple, oak, and hickory.’
    • ‘It's because of birds that I know the difference between a sugar maple and a red maple, a diamondback water snake and a cottonmouth, an American lady and a painted lady.’
    • ‘He promotes the planting of trees indigenous to southern Ontario that provide large canopies such as the sugar maple, red oak, hackberry and black walnut.’
    • ‘The park is known for its magnificent hardwood forest of sugar maple, American elm, basswood, and aspen.’
    • ‘But will Norway maple match sugar maple in persistence and shade-tolerance?’
    • ‘Most types of maple trees will produce useable sap; however, due to the higher sugar content of its sap, the most commonly used variety for maple syrup is the North American sugar maple.’
    • ‘Abundance in the smallest class increased more than 100% for three species: red maple, sugar maple, and hemlock.’
    • ‘She especially loved the sugar maple and linden that grew in the front yard.’
    • ‘For example, in the hardwood forests of eastern North America, sugar maple can tolerate cooler winters than can red maple.’
    • ‘The top six important species in 1971 remained so in 1999: beech, hemlock, red maple, white oak, sugar maple, and chestnut oak.’
    • ‘Common upland tree species were white pine, red pine, hemlock, sugar maple, and yellow birch.’
    • ‘They say that the principal tree is the one that gives of its blood for our enjoyment; that's maple syrup from the sugar maple.’
    • ‘Walnut trees can also grow in small groups or as scattered specimens mixed with American elm, hackberry, boxelder, sugar maple, green and white ash, basswood, red oak, and hickory.’
    • ‘The company offers wood tops in various species, but hard rock maple and hard sugar maple are customer favorites.’
    • ‘Within the genus or family of maple trees, for instance, a red maple is Acer rubrum and a sugar maple is Acer saccharum.’


sugar maple

/ˈSHo͝oɡər ˌmāpəl/