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ma•hog•a•ny



Pronunciation: (mu-hog'u-nē), [key]
n.,
pl. -nies,
adj.

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.
2. the wood itself.
3. any of various similar trees or their wood. Cf. African mahogany, Philippine mahogany.
4. a reddish-brown color.

adj.
1. pertaining to or made of mahogany.
2. of the color mahogany.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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