maple

noun plant

Proto-Siouan-Catawba

Proto-Siouan

Proto-Mississipi-Valley

Proto-Dhegiha

Osage weshabethe hiu , †wešapeðe hü ‘maple sugar’ LF:292a

Quapaw wésade hi ‘black dye tree; soft maple’ JOD

Proto-Southeastern

Proto-Biloxi-Ofo

Biloxi tóhayudi , †tóhayudi ‘blue wood tree, maple’

General comment

Frequent rendering by descriptive terms such as ‘black dye tree’, or ‘blue dye tree’, etc. is common. Parallel derivation here is high but cognacy is low to nonexistent.

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