mountain mahogany

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moun′tain mahog`any


n.
any of several W North American shrubs or small trees of the genus Cercocarpus, of the rose family, having simple, leathery leaves and small, whitish flowers.
[1800–10, Amer.]
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Catalina Island mountain-mahogany (Cercocarpus traskiae)--a small evergreen tree in the rose family (Rosaceae).