a large tree, Khaya ivorensis, of western Africa, having hard wood resembling true mahogany, widely used in cabinetmaking and boatbuilding.
any of several related or similar African hardwood trees.
the wood of any of these trees.
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British Dictionary definitions for African mahogany
any of several African trees of the meliaceous genus Khaya, esp K. ivorensis, that have wood similar to that of true mahogany
the wood of any of these trees, used for furniture, etc
any of various other African woods that resemble true mahogany
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