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[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.


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