mountain mahogany


Definition of mountain mahogany

: any of a genus (Cercocarpus) of western North American evergreen shrubs or small trees of the rose family

Examples of mountain mahogany in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Winds and extremely dry conditions in the area have not helped as that blaze burns in steep terrain in timber, mountain mahogany, pinyon pine and juniper. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 June 2021 John Maley’s 28,000-acre ranch sits on the eastern edge of Steens Mountain Wilderness, a sprawling high desert in a remote corner of southeastern Oregon that’s thick in season with sagebrush, juniper and mountain mahogany. Joseph Haeberle, New York Times, 4 Apr. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'mountain mahogany.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of mountain mahogany

1810, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About mountain mahogany

Time Traveler for mountain mahogany

Time Traveler

The first known use of mountain mahogany was in 1810

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near mountain mahogany

mountain mahoe

mountain mahogany


See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for mountain mahogany

Cite this Entry

“Mountain mahogany.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on mountain mahogany Encyclopedia article about mountain mahogany


Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!