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Philippine mahogany

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  1. any of several Philippine trees of the genus Shorea and related genera, having brown or reddish wood used as lumber and in cabinetry.
  2. the wood of any of these trees.

Origin of Philippine mahogany

First recorded in 1920–25
Also called lauan.
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British Dictionary definitions for philippine mahogany

Philippine mahogany

  1. any of various Philippine hardwood trees of the genus Shorea and related genera: family Dipterocarpaceae
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