bastard mahogany


Definition of bastard mahogany

1a or less commonly bastard jarrah

(1) : an Australian tree (Eucalyptus botryoides)

called also bangalay, woolly butt

(2) : the timber of this tree that is hard and durable though inferior to the other so-called mahoganies of the continent
2 : a West Indian tree (Ratonia apetala) of the family Sapindaceae

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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