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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.]
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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]
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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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