Philippine mahogany


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Philippine mahogany

n.
1. Any of various Southeast Asian hardwood trees of the genus Shorea and related genera, having light to dark reddish-brown wood.
2. The wood of any of these trees.

Philippine mahogany

(ˈfɪlɪˌpiːn)
n
(Plants) any of various Philippine hardwood trees of the genus Shorea and related genera: family Dipterocarpaceae

Phil′ippine mahog′any


n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Philippine mahogany - red hardwood of the Philippine mahogany tree used for cigar boxes and interior finish
mahogany - wood of any of various mahogany trees; much used for cabinetwork and furniture
2.Philippine mahogany - Philippine timber tree having hard red fragrant woodPhilippine mahogany - Philippine timber tree having hard red fragrant 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 Toona, Toona - formerly included in genus Cedrela
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Grip panels made from Philippine mahogany have a scaled pattern that contrasts attractively with the chrome finish while providing a secure purchase.
Both feature 5-inch barrels, and Philippine mahogany full-checkered grip panels.
Together with some Falls Flyer experts, Mikkelson stripped the entire boat, replated the Flyer's original hardware, redid its body and refinished its Philippine mahogany interior.
Then, using his half models, he built the frames from Philippine mahogany aid 1/4-inch plywood gussets.
We used contrasting woods--walnut and maple--for the knife rack and stool, and Philippine mahogany (aka "lauan") for the DVD tree.

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