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1. (Plants) a type of African tree belonging to the mahogany family (Meliaceae)
2. (Plants) African mahogany; timber from the khaya tree
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Noun1.Khaya - African mahogany trees
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Meliaceae, mahogany family, Meliaceae - tropical trees and shrubs including many important timber and ornamental trees
African mahogany - African tree having hard heavy odorless wood
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Bile Siyad collapsed immediately after Abdul Khaya delivered the blow in a Birmingham street and died despite efforts to save him.
Abdul Khaya stabbed dad-of-two Bile Siyad in the head in Coventry Road, Small Heath, on November 3 last year.
Khaya Group CEO Volkhard Bauer explained: "As a company specialised in accommodation and travel arrangements, we are pleased to partner with NBK Holding, the leading business group in Qatar, which we believe is a perfect fit to our business, and will facilitate the provision of world-class services that will ensure an unforgettable experience for the estimated 1.2 million visitors to the World Cup."
The accused allegedly paid a P12 000 bribe to Onthusitse Seoke, a senior registration assistant in order to be issued with a Botswana birth certificate, using the names of Khaya Bheki Mazibuku.
It would be apt to say, "Baap khaya peta, yaad aya beta" (the father tasted the sweet and his thoughts flew to his son).
All he used to ask us was 'Khana theek se khaya hai na?' because for him that matters," Pandit said with a laugh.
Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the shear strength of bonded joints of two African mahogany species (Khaya ivorensis and Khaya senegalensis) from Brazil with four types of adhesives.
Tribune News Network Doha NBK Holding, one of the leading business holding groups in Qatar, and Khaya Global, a global travel and logistical support organisation, have signed an agreement to support the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.