Philippine mahogany

noun
Phil·​ip·​pine mahogany | \ ˈfi-lə-ˌpēn- How to pronounce Philippine mahogany (audio) \

Definition of Philippine mahogany

: any of several Philippine dipterocarp timber trees (genera Shorea, Parashorea, and Pentacme) with wood resembling that of the true mahoganies also : its wood

First Known Use of Philippine mahogany

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Philippine mahogany

Philippine Islands

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“Philippine mahogany.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Philippine%20mahogany. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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