Philippine mahogany

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Philippine mahogany

n.
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.

Philippine mahogany

(ˈfɪlɪˌpiːn)
n
(Plants) any of various Philippine hardwood trees of the genus Shorea and related genera: family Dipterocarpaceae

Phil′ippine mahog′any


n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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 woodPhilippine 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
genus Toona, Toona - formerly included in genus Cedrela
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The campers planted around 40 seedlings of native tree species namely Molave, Narra, Nato, White Lauan and Yakal.
On February 1, 2011, Aquino signed EO 23 in response to the country's declining forest cover, particularly in natural forests that are mainly covered with native tree species like narra, kamagong, red and white lauan, tindalo, yakal and molave, which are among the most sought-after by illegal loggers.
Except for the three hardwood lauan species (red lauan [Shorea negrosensis], yellow lauan [Shorea kalunti], and white lauan [Pentacme contorta]), all studied species were originally grown in China, covering an extremely broad area from the northernmost province (Heilongjiang) to southern provinces (Zhejiang, Fujian, and Yunan).