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ma·hoe 1

 (mə-hō′)
n.
Any of several tropical shrubs or trees in the family Malvaceae, especially Hibiscus tiliaceus, yielding fibers used for cordage, and H. elatus, having bluish wood.

[Taíno mahou.]

ma·hoe 2

 (mä′hoi, mə-hō′ē)
n.
A tree (Melicytus ramiflorus) native to New Zealand and having whitish bark, purple berries, and small yellow fragrant flowers.

[Maori.]

mahoe

(mɑːhɒ)
n, pl mahoe
(Plants) a small New Zealand tree, Melicytus ramiflorus, with white flowers and bark. Also called: hinahina, whitewood or whiteywood
[Māori]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mahoe - shrubby tree widely distributed along tropical shoresmahoe - shrubby tree widely distributed along tropical shores; yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; often cultivated for ornament
hibiscus - any plant of the genus Hibiscus
2.mahoe - erect forest tree of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red flowers; yields a moderately dense timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks
hibiscus - any plant of the genus Hibiscus
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Tree species include karaka (Corynocarpus laevigatas), mahoe (Melicytus ramiflorus), broadleaf (Griselinia littoralis), lemonwood (Pittosporum eugeniodes) and coastal tree daisy (Olearia solandri), and shrubs include taupata (Coprosma repens), tauhinu (Ozothamnus leptophyllus) and flax (Phormium tenax).
Richards (1973) found adults under mats of Muehlenbeckia complexa on the ground on Little Barrier Island, while Gibbs & McIntyre (1997) found them above ground under loose bark of kanuka and inside cavities in mahoe (Melicytus ramiflorus) and pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa).