Cedrela Toona
Mahogany Ma*hog"a*ny, Mahogany tree Ma*hog"a*ny tree`, n. [From the South American name.] 1. (Bot.) A large tree of the genus {Swietenia} ({Swietenia Mahogoni}), found in tropical America. [1913 Webster]

Note: Several other trees, with wood more or less like mahogany, are called by this name; as, African mahogany ({Khaya Senegalensis}), Australian mahogany ({Eucalyptus marginatus}), Bastard mahogany ({Batonia apetala} of the West Indies), Indian mahogany ({Cedrela Toona} of Bengal, and trees of the genera {Soymida} and {Chukrassia}), Madeira mahogany ({Persea Indica}), Mountain mahogany, the black or cherry birch ({Betula lenta}), also the several species of {Cercocarpus} of California and the Rocky Mountains. [1913 Webster]

2. The wood of the {Swietenia Mahogoni}. It is of a reddish brown color, beautifully veined, very hard, and susceptible of a fine polish. It is used in the manufacture of furniture. [1913 Webster]

3. A table made of mahogany wood. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{To be under the mahogany}, to be so drunk as to have fallen under the table. [Eng.]

{To put one's legs under some one's mahogany}, to dine with him. [Slang] [1913 Webster]


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  • Cedrela Toona — Red Red, a. [Compar. {Redder} ( d?r); superl. {Reddest}.] [OE. red, reed, AS. re[ a]d, re[ o]d; akin to OS. r[=o]d, OFries. r[=a]d, D. rood, G. roht, rot, OHG. r[=o]t, Dan. & Sw. r[ o]d, Icel. rau[eth]r, rj[=o][eth]r, Goth. r[ a]uds, W. rhudd,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cedrela Toona — Toon Toon, n. [Hind. tun, t[=u]n, Skr. tunna.] (Bot.) The reddish brown wood of an East Indian tree ({Cedrela Toona}) closely resembling the Spanish cedar; also. the tree itself. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cedrela toona Roxb. ex Rottler & Willd. var. australis (F. Muell.) C. DC. — Symbol TOCIA Synonym Symbol CETOA Botanical Family Meliaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Cedrela toona Roxb. ex Rottler & Willd. var. australis (F. Muell.) C. DC. — Symbol TOCIA Synonym Symbol CETOA Botanical Family Meliaceae …   Scientific plant list

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  • CEDRELA SINENSIS JUSS. - ЦЕДРЕЛА КИТАЙСКАЯ — см. 530. Дерево. C. sinensis Juss. Ц. китайская in Mém. Mus. Hist. Paris XIX (1830) 255, 294. Sargent II (1916) 156. S у n. Toona sinensis Roem.; Ailanthus flavescens Carr.; Cedrela chinensis Franch.; Toona sinensis var. grandis Pamp. М е с… …   Справочник растений

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