mahogany tree


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Noun1.mahogany tree - 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 polishmahogany tree - 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
family Meliaceae, mahogany family, Meliaceae - tropical trees and shrubs including many important timber and ornamental trees
mahogany - wood of any of various mahogany trees; much used for cabinetwork and furniture
Cedrela odorata, Spanish cedar, Spanish cedar tree - tropical American tree yielding fragrant wood used especially for boxes
African scented mahogany, cedar mahogany, Entandrophragma cylindricum, sapele mahogany - African tree having rather lightweight cedar-scented wood varying in color from pink to reddish brown
African mahogany - African tree having hard heavy odorless wood
Honduras mahogany, Swietinia macrophylla - an important Central American mahogany tree
Cedrela calantas, kalantas, Philippine cedar, Toona calantas, Philippine mahogany - Philippine timber tree having hard red fragrant wood
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
hardtack - a mountain mahogany
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October's High Point Market introductions included one-of-a-kind pieces from Indonesia and Thailand, such as the Mahoni Root decor, carved from the root of a mahogany tree.
But it was the mahogany tree - Swietenia macrophylla - that really attracted the Europeans' interest for its red wood, which was both beautiful and durable and perfect for furniture making.
The mahogany tree is a foundation of our economy and critical to Indonesia's participation in the global marketplace.
A pair of magnificent fish eagles hunt from the branches of a giant pod mahogany tree, and from October to January it's home to a resident pair of yellow-billed kites.
Anyone found cutting down a mahogany tree in the forest without permission from the Ministry of Agriculture's special directorate forestry department, must be captured and immediately have his timbers detained and the person will face justice," said Commissioner Agok.
However, the French began to underline their dominance as the first half progressed and extended their lead by nine points when Bastareaud, with thighs like mahogany tree trunks, powered over from 30 metres as the Scottish defence hung off him like rags in the Murrayfield breeze.
A huge mahogany tree anchors the site, framing views of the idyllic white sands of Paynes Bay, a mile or so south of Holetown.
The two prime ministers will witness the signing of a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in drug suppression and then Thaksin will plant a mahogany tree in People's Park to mark his first visit to Myanmar.
Made from a 150-year-old mahogany tree that graced the property on which their house now stands, the 12-foot table is a prized possession, symbolic of its owners' passion for downtown and its history.
Its foliage is a more delicate, lusher version of that seen on an ash tree and its bark is a deep shade of brown, hinting at its close relationship to the mahogany tree.