noun, plural ma·hog·a·nies.
- mahler, gustav,
- mahmud ii,
- mahmud of ghazni,
- mahogany family,
Origin of mahogany
Examples from the Web for mahogany
The floors were softened by cork tiles, the walls by Philippine mahogany paneling.The Night Vince Lombardi Lay Awake Brooding Over a 49-0 Win|W.C. Heinz|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nope, he has to be seen landing his chopper on the South Lawn, propping his leather loafers on his mahogany desk in the Oval.Why Obama Fled His Hawaii Vacation in Shadow of the Fiscal Cliff|Lauren Ashburn|December 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Mike Lennon and I were two of a dozen speakers who stood next to the mahogany casket.
Staring back through the mahogany banisters her face looked fairly striped with astonishment.Rainy Week|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
So throughout the night, in my wakeful moments, I saw the light reflected from his mahogany person.Hunting in Many Lands|Various
The deck is of mahogany, well caulked, and seven-eighths of an inch in thickness.A Yacht Voyage Round England|W.H.G. Kingston
The sides of the dining room and ladies cabin are of mahogany and curled maple, with elegant looking-glasses.Travels Through North America, v. 1-2|Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
A dilute solution of bichromate of potash is frequently employed to darken oak, mahogany, and coloured woods.Intarsia and Marquetry|F. Hamilton Jackson
noun plural -nies
- the wood of any of these treesSee also acajou (def. 2)
- (as modifier)a mahogany table
- a reddish-brown colour
- (as modifier)mahogany skin
Word Origin for mahogany
1670s, from Spanish mahogani, of unknown origin; perhaps from the tree's native name in Maya (Honduras). As an adjective from 1730.