Swietenia

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Swie`te´ni`a


n.1.(Bot.) A genus of meliaceous trees consisting of one species (Sweitenia Mahogoni), the mahogany tree.
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There used to be huge mahogany forests but the trees were cut down for roads for industry and not to meet the needs of the population.
Smiling past them, he passes with his happy load,/a display model whole and nude in his hand, on sale to no one, uplifted like a Stratocaster/sacramental from mahogany forests in Paraguay.
President Aristide's government says the debt meant that public schools had to be closed for decades, rich mahogany forests were felled down to help raise the money to pay France.
The accusation that while he was defending forests at countless fund-raisers around the world he was simultaneously selling off A-Ukre's mahogany forests for personal gain is flatly wrong.