African mahogany


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African mahogany

n.
1.
a. Any of several African trees of the genus Khaya, having wood similar to that of the tropical American mahogany.
b. The wood of any of these trees, used to make furniture, cabinets, and boat interiors.
2. Any of various other similar African woods.

African mahogany

n
1. (Plants) any of several African trees of the meliaceous genus Khaya, esp K. ivorensis, that have wood similar to that of true mahogany
2. (Forestry) the wood of any of these trees, used for furniture, etc
3. (Forestry) any of various other African woods that resemble true mahogany
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.African mahogany - African tree having hard heavy odorless wood
mahogany tree, mahogany - 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
genus Khaya, Khaya - African mahogany trees
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Featuring an African mahogany body, Ernie Ball Music Man tremolo, gunstock oil and hand-rubbed rosewood neck and fingerboard, St.
Building materials were chosen with a sophisticated eye: mahogany and clear Douglas fir window and door interiors: teak cabinetry throughout; floors made of Philippine shell stone and white oak graded a bit roughly to give them a beachy feel; warm Sipo African mahogany interior and exteriors, oolite stone wall cladding, and walkways and courtyards of South Florida dense coral stone that looks as if it were lifted from the Hemingway estate in Key West.
In Egypt, experiments have been carried out to turn sewage water into wooden biomass and biofuel crops, such as Casuarina, African mahogany, Jojoba and Neem -- all different types of trees, in addition to Jatropha.
Species include: African mahogany, sapele, teak, ebony, knotty pine, birds-eye maple, cherry, hickory and walnut.
The rest of the boat is built using central African mahogany.
in Leavenworth, said he made three of the boxes simultaneously using African Mahogany, curly maple, bird's eye maple and ebony.
Most of what we have sold has been used as an African mahogany replacement and sometimes in place of cherry.
He noted the building has two courtrooms, along with related robing and conference rooms, which make extensive use of African mahogany.
Many of these woods--including Big Leaf Mahogany, Spanish Cedar, Caribbean Pine, Ipe, Rosewood, Teak, Ramin, Merbau, African Mahogany, and Okoume--are difficult to manage sustainably as they typically grow in low densities in natural forests and regenerate poorly after logging.
Across the road in Penuel Chapel you might be personally threatened with the imminence of hell and damnation in a sculptured world of highly polished African mahogany as you sat among a sea of pews below a raised and carved bardic pulpit like a lift-off platform to the other side, but when you went to pee, you were in a green Atlantis down below.
The six-story Worcester Trial Court, the state's newest and largest free-standing court complex, features 26 courtrooms, 14 elevators, a marble staircase rising from a massive first-floor atrium, marble benches and countertops, African mahogany woodwork, and state-of-the-art security, recording and climate-control technology.
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