Swietenia

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Swie`te´ni`a


n.1.(Bot.) A genus of meliaceous trees consisting of one species (Sweitenia Mahogoni), the mahogany tree.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"There used to be huge mahogany forests but the trees were cut down for roads for industry and not to meet the needs of the population.
"Sales": Miguel might, if he speaks English, call the colors/of ukuleles stretching their necks from yards/of canvas duffel yoked across his shoulders,/auroral azul, cherry pop, or mojito green,/under this Pac heights sky where the awful rich/snap their heels past shop windows, past goatskin bags,/fibristic sheets of celadon paper from Zhejiang,/FIAT cremini, and Cinco de Mayo gelato./Smiling past them, he passes with his happy load,/a display model whole and nude in his hand, on sale to no one, uplifted like a Stratocaster/sacramental from mahogany forests in Paraguay.
President Aristide's government says the debt meant that public schools had to be closed for decades, rich mahogany forests were felled down to help raise the money to pay France.
The accusation that while he was defending forests at countless fund-raisers around the world he was simultaneously selling off A-Ukre's mahogany forests for personal gain is flatly wrong.
Even a dam of moderate dimensions would flood fifteen square kilometers of the Usumacinta basin and its mahogany forests; it would also wreak havoc on the river's fish and crocodile populations and wipe out or displace the animals that have concentrated along its banks.