Pronunciation: (mā'pul), [key]
1. any of numerous trees or shrubs of the genus Acer, species of which are grown as shade or ornamental trees, for timber, or for sap. Cf. maple family.
2. the wood of any such tree.
3. the flavor of maple syrup or maple sugar.
4. Bowling Slang.pin (def. 11).
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