a large tree, Khaya ivorensis, of western Africa, having hard wood resembling true mahogany, widely used in cabinetmaking and boatbuilding.
any of several related or similar African hardwood trees.
the wood of any of these trees.
any of several African trees of the meliaceous genus Khaya, esp K. ivorensis, that have wood similar to that of true mahogany
the wood of any of these trees, used for furniture, etc
any of various other African woods that resemble true mahogany
- African marigold
a bushy composite plant, Tagetes erecta, of Mexico, having pinnate leaves and large yellow or orange flower heads. Historical Examples The Tuberose and African marigold have been seen to emit these mimic lightnings. Atlantic Monthly Vol. 6, No. 33, July, 1860 Various
- African millet
a grass, Eleusine coracana, of Asia and Africa, having round fruit with a loose husk, grown as a cereal and as an ornamental. .
Also called African mongoose, Egyptian mongoose. a slender, long-tailed mongoose, Herpestes ichneumon, inhabiting Africa and southern Europe, and believed by the ancient Egyptians to devour crocodile eggs. . Historical Examples Classification of the ichneumon flies, or the superfamily ichneumonoidea. The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches Louis M. Roth The ichneumon may be seen busily searching the […]
- African national congress
noun (in South Africa) a political party, founded in 1912 as an African nationalist movement and banned there from 1960 to 1990 because of its active opposition to apartheid: in 1994 won South Africa’s first multiracial elections ANC Contemporary Examples Ichikowitz said he served between 1992 and 1994 as a glorified gofer for the african […]