Philippine mahogany
noun Etymology: Philippine Islands Date: circa 1924 any of several Philippine dipterocarp timber trees (genera Shorea, Parashorea, and Pentacme) with wood resembling that of the true mahoganies; also its wood

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  • Philippine mahogany — is a common name for several different species of trees and their wood.*Horticulturally, the name refers to the species Toona calantas in the mahogany family Meliaceae. *In the timber trade, it is often applied to wood of the genus Shorea in the… …   Wikipedia

  • Philippine mahogany — n. 1. any of various Philippine and SE Asian trees (esp. genera Shorea and Dipterocarpus) of a family (Dipterocarpaceae, order Theales) of dicotyledonous plants 2. the light to dark reddish wood of any of these trees …   English World dictionary

  • Philippine mahogany — noun 1. red hardwood of the Philippine mahogany tree used for cigar boxes and interior finish • Hypernyms: ↑mahogany 2. Philippine timber tree having hard red fragrant wood • Syn: ↑Philippine cedar, ↑kalantas, ↑Toona calantas, ↑Cedrela calantas …   Useful english dictionary

  • Philippine-mahogany — indinis koralmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Pupinių šeimos dažinis, medieninis, rauginis, vaistinis augalas (Pterocarpus indicus), paplitęs pietryčių Azijoje ir Ramiojo vandenyno salose. atitikmenys: lot. Pterocarpus indicus angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Philippine-mahogany — baltasis šorėjenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sparneninių šeimos medieninis augalas (Parashorea malaanonan), paplitęs atogrąžų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Mocanera malaanonan; Parashorea malaanonan angl. bagtikan; Philippine mahogany;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Philippine mahogany — 1. any of several Philippine trees of the genus Shorea and related genera, having brown or reddish wood used as lumber and in cabinetry. 2. the wood of any of these trees. Also called lauan. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • Philippine mahogany — Phil′ippine mahog′any n. 1) pln fur any of several Philippine trees of the genus Shorea and related genera, having brown or reddish wood used as lumber and in cabinetry 2) the wood of any of these trees …   From formal English to slang

  • Philippine mahogany — /ˌfɪləpin məˈhɒgəni/ (say .filuhpeen muh hoguhnee) noun → narra (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • dark-red Philippine-mahogany — gausiasėklė šorėja statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Sparneninių šeimos medieninis augalas (Shorea polysperma), paplitęs Filipinuose. atitikmenys: lot. Shorea polysperma angl. dark red Philippine mahogany; tangile; tanguile šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 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

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