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ma·hoe 1

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)
A tree (Melicytus ramiflorus) native to New Zealand and having whitish bark, purple berries, and small yellow fragrant flowers.

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n, pl mahoe
(Plants) a small New Zealand tree, Melicytus ramiflorus, with white flowers and bark. Also called: hinahina, whitewood or whiteywood
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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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Yet he is alive to its sensual beauty, writing gracefully and familiarly of its shadowed gullies, dewy villas and the wind-frayed hillside where he lived, 'tangled with shaggy-trunked ponga, mahoe, haukawakawa, coiled cables of supple-jack to haul on, and rooftop streaks of crimson rata above calm trails scented with leaf mould' (p.
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Sur le plan personnel, l'abandon des etudes place l'individu en situation de precarite quant a son insertion socioprofessionnelle et a sa sante physique et psychologique (Bowlby, 2005b; Bowlby, 2002; Creed, et al., 2003; Heck & Mahoe, 2006; Liem, Lustig, & Dillon, 2010) en plus d'affecter le developpement d'une identite positive (Kroger, 2007; Lannegrand-Willems & Bosma, 2006).
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Still aching after our horse riding adventure, Tom and I opted for a full body massage at the hotel's Blue Mahoe Spa.
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