desert mahogany

noun

Definition of desert mahogany

: a widely distributed mountain mahogany (Cercocarpus ledifolius) that grows as a large shrub or small tree on dry gravelly uplands of the western U.S. and is an important browse for deer

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“Desert mahogany.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desert%20mahogany. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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