white mahogany

noun

Definition of white mahogany

1 a : a pale or light-colored mahogany
b : primavera 2
2 a : an Australian eucalypt (Eucalyptus triantha or E. acmenoides) that yields a pale strong straight-grained wood used especially for railway ties and posts
b : the wood of this tree

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First Known Use of white mahogany

1860

in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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