[muh-hog-uh-nee] /məˈhɒg ə ni/
noun, plural mahoganies.
any of several tropical American trees of the genus Swietenia, especially S. mahagoni and S. macrophylla, yielding hard, reddish-brown wood used for making furniture.
the wood itself.
any of various similar trees or their wood.
Compare , .
a reddish-brown color.
pertaining to or made of mahogany.
of the color mahogany.
noun (pl) -nies
any of various tropical American trees of the meliaceous genus Swietenia, esp S. mahagoni and S. macrophylla, valued for their hard reddish-brown wood
any of several trees with similar wood, such as African mahogany (genus Khaya) and Philippine mahogany (genus Shorea)
1670s, from Spanish mahogani, of unknown origin; perhaps from the tree’s native name in Maya (Honduras). As an adjective from 1730.
noun 1. the plant family Meliaceae, characterized by tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs having alternate, pinnate leaves, usually branched clusters of flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry or leathery capsule, and including the chinaberry, cedars of the genus Cedrela, and mahoganies of the genera Swietenia and Khaya.
dance, the father of four sons (1 Kings 4:31) who were inferior in wisdom only to Solomon.
[muh-hom-it] /məˈhɒm ɪt/ noun 1. (def 1). /məˈhɒmɪt/ noun 1. same as Mohammed see Muhammad. Related: Mahometan.
[muh-hom-i-tn] /məˈhɒm ɪ tn/ noun, adjective, Archaic. 1. (defs 1, 2). /məˈhɒmɪtən/ noun, adjective 1. a name formerly in Western usage but never used among Muslims for the Muslim religion