acajou

noun

ac·​a·​jou
ˈakəˌzhü,
-ˌjü
plural -s
1
2
: any of several mahoganies
especially : mahogany sense 1
3

Word History

Etymology

French, from Portuguese acajú

First Known Use

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of acajou was in 1568

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“Acajou.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acajou. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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