mahagua


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Noun1.mahagua - shrubby tree widely distributed along tropical shoresmahagua - 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.mahagua - 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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One of Lil's most prominent features is her skin, "smooth as olive-colored ivory, if there were olive-colored ivory, with slightly smoky roselike cast." The color impresses Thomas Hudson and reminds him of well-seasoned mahagua (a typically Cuban wood) when freshly cut, sanded smooth, and waxed lightly.