Hibiscus tiliaceus
majagua majagua n. 1. A shrubby tree ({Hibiscus tiliaceus}) widely distributed along tropical shores, which yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; it is often cultivated for ornament.

Syn: mahoe, mahagua, balibago, purau, {Hibiscus tiliaceus}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. An erect forest tree ({Hibiscus elatus}) of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red flowers; it yields a moderately dense timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks.

Syn: Cuban bast, blue mahoe, mahoe, mahagua, {Hibiscus elatus}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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