African mahogany
noun Date: 1842 mahogany 1b

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  • African Mahogany — is the common name for at least two types of trees: * genus Khaya of the family Meliaceae * genus Afzelia of the family Fabaceae (legumes) …   Wikipedia

  • African mahogany — noun African tree having hard heavy odorless wood • Hypernyms: ↑mahogany, ↑mahogany tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Khaya, ↑genus Khaya * * * noun see mahogany * * * 1. a large …   Useful english dictionary

  • African-mahogany — vaistinė kaja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Melijinių šeimos medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Khaya ivorensis), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Khaya ivorensis angl. African mahogany; Ivory Coast khaya; Lagos mahogany šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • African-mahogany — afrikinė afzelija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Cezalpinijinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Afzelia africana), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Afzelia africana angl. African mahogany ryšiai: susijęs terminas – afzelija šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • African mahogany — 1. a large tree, Khaya ivorensis, of western Africa, having hard wood resembling true mahogany, widely used in cabinetmaking and boatbuilding. 2. any of several related or similar African hardwood trees. 3. the wood of any of these trees. [1835… …   Universalium

  • African mahogany — /æfrɪkən məˈhɒgəni/ (say afrikuhn muh hoguhnee) noun any of various trees of the African genus Khaya, with wood similar to that of mahogany, especially K. senegalensis, an imposing tree now grown for timber in northern Australia …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mahogany (disambiguation) — Mahogany refers to dark colored wood from various types of tree. Mahogany may also refer to: Contents 1 Botany and forestry 2 Computers 3 Media 4 People …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mahogany tree — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mahogany tree — noun any of various tropical timber trees of the family Meliaceae especially the genus Swietinia valued for their hard yellowish to reddish brown wood that is readily worked and takes a high polish • Syn: ↑mahogany • Hypernyms: ↑tree • Hyponyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

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