white mahogany

noun

1
a
: a pale or light-colored mahogany
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

Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

Time Traveler
The first known use of white mahogany was in 1860

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“White mahogany.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20mahogany. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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