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Meaning of MAHOGANY

Pronunciation:  mu'hâgunee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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
  2. [n]  wood of any of various mahogany trees; much used for cabinetwork and furniture

MAHOGANY is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: mahogany tree
 See Also: African mahogany, African scented mahogany, cedar mahogany, Cedrela calantas, Cedrela odorata, cigar-box cedar, Cuban mahogany, Dominican mahogany, Entandrophragma cylindricum, family Meliaceae, hardtack, Honduras mahogany, kalantas, mahogany, mahogany family, Meliaceae, Philippine cedar, Philippine mahogany, sapele mahogany, Spanish cedar, Spanish cedar tree, Swietinia macrophylla, Swietinia mahogani, Toona calantas, tree, true mahogany, wood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ma*hog"a*ny\, n. [From the South American name.]
1. (Bot.) A large tree of the genus {Swietenia} ({S.
   Mahogoni}), found in tropical America.

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.

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.

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

{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]