[ muh-hoh ]
/ məˈhoʊ /
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
Words nearby mahoe
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Example sentences from the Web for mahoe
The larva (Fig. 5a) feeds on the mahoe (Melicytus ramiflorus) in the spring and autumn.An Elementary Manual of New Zealand Entomology|G. V. Hudson
British Dictionary definitions for 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
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