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  1. mahoe, majagua, mahagua, balibago, purau, Hibiscus tiliaceus(noun)

    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

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  1. Hibiscus tiliaceus

    Hibiscus tiliaceus is a species of flowering tree in the mallow family, Malvaceae, that is native to the Old World tropics. Common names include Sea Hibiscus, Beach Hibiscus, Coastal Hibiscus, Coastal Cottonwood, Green Cottonwood, Native Hibiscus, Native Rosella, Cottonwood Hibiscus, Kurrajong, Sea Rosemallow, Norfolk Hibiscus, Hau, and Purau. The specific epithet, "tiliaceus", refers to its resemblance to the related Tilia species.

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