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Definition of "mahogany" []

  • Any of various tropical American evergreen trees of the genus Swietenia, valued for their hard, reddish-brown wood. (noun)
  • The wood of any of these trees, especially that of S. mahogani, used in making furniture. (noun)
  • Any of several trees having wood resembling true mahogany. (noun)
  • The wood of any of these trees. (noun)
  • A moderate reddish brown. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mahogany" in a sentence
  • "And consider a big tall bookshelf or wall unit in mahogany to go with that lovely door."
  • "Because mahogany is so durable, used items are often in excellent shape, and offer an attractive alternative to buying new."
  • "Of course, with the high quality and appeal, mahogany is an expensive choice."