Definition of maple:

part of speech: noun

A genus of forest trees.

part of speech: noun

A tree of several species, from one of which, the rock- maple, sugar is made.

part of speech: noun

A well- known shade tree of many varieties, valued for its wood, and, in some species, for its sap which is used for making sugar and syrup.

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A small fort; protection; shelter; an ornamental bracket, fastened to a wall, holding one or more candlesticks; colloquially, the head. ...