mahogany family


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Noun1.mahogany family - tropical trees and shrubs including many important timber and ornamental treesmahogany family - tropical trees and shrubs including many important timber and ornamental trees
rosid dicot family - a family of dicotyledonous plants
Geraniales, order Geraniales - an order of plants of subclass Rosidae including geraniums and many other plants; see Euphorbiaceae; Geraniaceae; Rutaceae; Malpighiaceae; Simaroubaceae; Meliaceae; Zygophyllaceae; Tropaeolaceae
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 Melia, Melia - type genus of the Meliaceae: East Indian and Australian deciduous trees with leaves resembling those of the ash
Azadirachta, genus Azadirachta - genus of large important East Indian trees: neem trees
Cedrela, genus Cedrela - tropical American trees
Chloroxylon, genus Chloroxylon - deciduous trees of India and Sri Lanka
Entandrophragma, genus Entandrophragma - cedar mahogany trees
Flindersia, genus Flindersia - small genus of Australian timber trees
genus Khaya, Khaya - African mahogany trees
genus Lansium - a dicotyledonous genus of the family Meliaceae
genus Lovoa, Lovoa - genus of African timber trees
genus Swietinia, Swietinia - tropical American mahogany trees
genus Toona, Toona - formerly included in genus Cedrela
genus Turreae - genus of trees and shrubs of tropical Africa and Asia and Australia
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NEEM (AZADIRACHTA INDICA) IS a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae.
The Neem tree is an evergreen tree that is part of the mahogany family and is a common feature of the drier regions of India, Southeast Asia, and parts of the Sahara desert.
Margosa is a very common tree in Sri Lanka Azadirachta indica, is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae.