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.

Origin of mahoe

1660–70; < French mahot < Arawak Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural mahoe

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

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