Philippine mahogany


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

Examples of Philippine mahogany in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The roofing was replaced with an insulating foam that helps keep the interior cool during hotter temperatures; insulation was added; and a custom stain was mixed so that the new replacement pieces match the Philippine mahogany paneling that is throughout the house. Mark David, Robb Report, 8 Mar. 2024 The house has the architect’s name written all over it, with concrete block walls, Philippine mahogany paneling, red concrete flooring, and soaring ceilings. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 23 Jan. 2024 Think everything from curving walls clad in Philippine mahogany to plenty of custom wood furniture, banquette seating, stone flooring, and half-moon windows. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 20 Dec. 2023 Throughout, original pocket doors, baseboards, and trim are made of Philippine mahogany. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 7 June 2023

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Word History


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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“Philippine mahogany.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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