mountain mahogany

noun

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 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, "Photos: In Rural Towns and on Remote Farms, the Virus Creeps In," 4 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of mountain mahogany

1810, in the meaning defined above

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“Mountain mahogany.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mountain%20mahogany. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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