white mahogany


Definition of white mahogany

1a : a pale or light-colored mahogany
2a : 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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“White mahogany.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20mahogany. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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