mahoe

[ muh-hoh ]
/ məˈhoʊ /

noun

a tropical American tree, Hibiscus elatus, of the mallow family, having wood used for cabinetwork and gunstocks.
a tree, Melicytus ramiflora, of the violet family, native to New Zealand and other Pacific islands, having greenish flowers and blue berries.

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Origin of mahoe

1660–70; <French mahot<Arawak
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British Dictionary definitions for mahoe

mahoe
/ (mɑːhɒ) /

noun plural mahoe

a small New Zealand tree, Melicytus ramiflorus, with white flowers and barkAlso called: hinahina, whitewood, whiteywood

Word Origin for mahoe

Māori
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