bastard mahogany

noun

1
a 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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“Bastard mahogany.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bastard%20mahogany. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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