Definition of bastard mahogany
1a 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 b : jarrah 1
2 : a West Indian tree (Ratonia apetala) of the family Sapindaceae
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