acajou

noun
ac·​a·​jou | \ ˈakəˌzhü, -ˌjü \
plural -s

Definition of acajou

2 : any of several mahoganies especially : mahogany sense 1

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First Known Use of acajou

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for acajou

French, from Portuguese acajú

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“Acajou.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acajou. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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