Definition of tiger maple in US English:

tiger maple


North American
  • The wood from an American maple that contains contrasting light and dark lines.

    • ‘Some of the logs have less streaks and more ‘pimples’ resulting in a board of tiger maple.’
    • ‘A piece could be given an even more costly appearance by using colored tiger maple.’
    • ‘In maple this is termed tiger maple, or fiddleback, because it is preferred for violin backs.’
    • ‘The Sheraton tall-post canopy bed in the guest room is made of tiger maple and dates to about 1805.’