Philippine mahogany

noun

Phil·​ip·​pine mahogany ˈfi-lə-ˌpēn- How to pronounce Philippine mahogany (audio)
: any of several Philippine dipterocarp timber trees (genera Shorea, Parashorea, and Pentacme) with wood resembling that of the true mahoganies
also : its wood

Word History

Etymology

Philippine Islands

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Philippine mahogany was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Philippine mahogany.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Philippine%20mahogany. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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