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1. Any of various Southeast Asian hardwood trees of the genus Shorea and related genera, having light to dark reddish-brown wood.
2. The wood of any of these trees.
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(Plants) any of various Philippine hardwood trees of the genus Shorea and related genera: family Dipterocarpaceae
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1. any of several Philippine trees of the genus Shorea and related genera, having brown or reddish wood used as lumber and in cabinetry.
2. the wood of any of these trees.
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|Noun||1.||Philippine mahogany - red hardwood of the Philippine mahogany tree used for cigar boxes and interior finish|
mahogany - wood of any of various mahogany trees; much used for cabinetwork and furniture
|2.||Philippine mahogany - Philippine timber tree having hard red fragrant wood|
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
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