Definitions for mahoganyməˈhɒg ə ni

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ma•hog•a•nyməˈhɒg ə ni(n.)(pl.)-nies.

  1. any of several tropical American trees of the genus Swietenia, esp. S. mahagoni and S. macrophylla, yielding hard, reddish brown wood used for making furniture.

    Category: Plants

  2. the wood itself.

  3. any of various related or similar trees or their wood.

    Category: Plants

  4. a reddish brown color.

Origin of mahogany:

1650–60; perh. < some non-Carib language of the West Indies

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mahogany(noun)

    wood of any of various mahogany trees; much used for cabinetwork and furniture

  2. mahogany, mahogany tree(noun)

    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

  3. reddish brown, sepia, burnt sienna, Venetian red, mahogany(noun)

    a shade of brown with a tinge of red

Wiktionary

  1. mahogany(Noun)

    Any of various tropical American evergreen trees, of the genus Swietenia, having a valuable hard red-brown wood.

  2. mahogany(Noun)

    The wood of these trees, mostly used to make furniture.

  3. mahogany(Adjective)

    Made of mahogany.

  4. mahogany(Adjective)

    Having the colour of mahogany; dark reddish-brown.

  5. Origin: Origin uncertain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mahogany(noun)

    a large tree of the genus Swietenia (S. Mahogoni), found in tropical America

  2. Mahogany(noun)

    the wood of the Swietenia Mahogoni. It is of a reddish brown color, beautifully veined, very hard, and susceptible of a fine polish. It is used in the manufacture of furniture

  3. Mahogany(noun)

    a table made of mahogany wood

Freebase

  1. Mahogany

    Mahogany is any of many different kinds of tropical hardwood, most of which are reddish-brown wood that is widely used in furniture-making, boat building, and other high specification uses. However, there are only three species of "genuine mahogany", all indigenous to the Americas. These are Swietenia mahagoni Jacq., S. macrophylla King, and S. humilis Zucc. The natural distribution of these species within the Americas is geographically distinct. S. mahagoni grows on the West Indian islands as far north as the Bahamas, the Florida Keys and parts of Florida; S. humilis grows in the dry regions of the Pacific coast of Central America from south-western Mexico to Costa Rica; S. macrophylla grows in Central America from Yucatan southwards and into South America, extending as far as Peru, Bolivia and extreme western Brazil. In the 20th century various botanists attempted to further define S. macrophylla in South America as a new species, such as S. candollei Pittier and S. tessmannii Harms., but many authorities consider these spurious. According to Record and Hess, all of the mahogany of continental North and South America can be considered as one botanical species, Swietenia macrophylla King.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mahogany(noun)

the wood of a tropical American tree, much used for making furniture

This table is made of mahogany; (also adjective) a mahogany table.

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