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Definition of the noun african mahogany

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  1. African tree having hard heavy odorless wood
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic terms: mahogany / mahogany tree = 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
    • member of: genus Khaya / Khaya = African mahogany trees

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Google previewDictionary of Furniture (2013)

Third Edition by Charles Boyce

AFRICAN MAHOGANY African HARDWOOD related to and resembling American MAHOGANY and used, from the late 19th century onward, as that wood's supply diminished, as an alternative to it. Somewhat less red in color than its American ...

Google previewCompton's Pictured Encyclopedia (1922)

To Inspire Ambition, to Stimulate the Imagination, to Provide the Inquiring Mind with Accurate Information Told in an Interesting Style, and Thus Lead Into Broader Fields of Knowledge, Such is the Purpose of this Work by Guy Stanton Ford

African mahogany, which belongs to the same family as the true mahogany, furnishes a considerable amount of timber. Reddish-brown hardwoods of various species are imported from the Philippines as “Philippine mahogany.” In Australia ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Entomology (2008)

by John L. Capinera

African mahogany (Khaya spp.). Relatively few defoliators are known to target this genus, among them caterpillars of several silkmoths, the nymphalid Charaxes and the lymantriid Heteronygmia. Only the latter, presumably monophagous on ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1914)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language

African mahogany. Same as Senegal mahogany.—Australian £ Eucalyptus marginata (see jarrah); also, other eucalypts (as below) and species of the related genus Angophora.–Bastard mahogany, in Jamaica, Matayba apetala, in Australia, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; or, universal dictionary of knowledge, on an original plan: comprising the twofold advantage of a philosophical and an alphabetical arrangement, with appropriate engravings (1845)

Edited by Edw. Smedley, Hugh Jam. Rose, and H. John Rose. (Text: voll. XXVI. Plates: voll. III. Index

Sene- galensis yields the African mahogany. SWIFT. S. febrifvga is the Soymeda, the wood of which is of SWIETE- a dull red colour, hard and heavy, and is reckoned by NIA. the Hindoos the most durable wood they know, and on that ...

Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

African mahogany, khaya; [Khaya ivorensis, Khaya spp.] a group of West African hardwoods with relatively strong and durable orange-brown timber; used for interior joinery, furniture and boatbuilding; true mahogany comes from the South and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

Sene- galensis yields the African mahogany. SWIFT. S. febrifvga is the Soymeda, the wood of which is of SWIETE- a dull red colour, hard and heavy, and is reckoned by NIA. the Hindoos the most durable wood they know, and on that ...

Google previewthe encyclopedia americana (1920)

African Mahogany. — The growing scarcity of easily-accessible true mahogany has led to the introduction of many woods as substitutes. The best of these belong to the same family (Meliacea;). Under the general name of African mahogany ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1909)

An International Work of Reference by John Huston Finley

African mahogany; of Eucalyptus resinifera. forest or red mahogany; and of Czrcocarpus ledifolius, bay mahogany. Carim'ana pyriformt's. or Colombian mahogany. has in recent years been largely imported into France as the genuine ...

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

African mahogany ( Khaya senegalensis); ebony (Diospyros ebenum); camwood ...

Google previewAppleton's dictionary of machines, mechanics, engine-work, and engineering (1851)

Illustrated with four thousand engravings on wood. In two volumes. ... by Oliver Byrne

African mahogany is the wood of Khaya senegalentU, a genus very ...

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