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mahogany

mahogany


ma·hog·a·ny  (m-hg-n)
n. pl. ma·hog·a·nies
1.
a. Any of various tropical American evergreen trees of the genus Swietenia, valued for their hard, reddish-brown wood.
b. The wood of any of these trees, especially that of S. mahogani, used in making furniture.
2.
a. Any of several trees having wood resembling true mahogany.
b. The wood of any of these trees.
3. A moderate reddish brown.

[Obsolete Spanish mahogani, perhaps of Mayan origin.]


mahogany  /mhgni/  n. [U] the hard, reddish brown wood of a Caribbean tree: Furniture made of mahogany was popular in the 19th century. mahogany

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