- pertaining to or made of mahogany.
- of the color mahogany.
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
January 25, 2014
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
December 27, 2012
Mike Lennon and I were two of a dozen speakers who stood next to the mahogany casket.Mailer's Final Gift
February 5, 2009
Only two materials are used in the construction of this hull, aluminum and mahogany.
The boards are made from 1/8-inch mahogany, which can be obtained at any lumber-yard.
In both were the old-fashioned 33 mahogany furniture of our great-grandfathers.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
The doors were of mahogany as was likewise the wainscoting of the staircases.The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia
“Half-past ten,” he said, glancing at the mahogany chime-clock on the mantelpiece.The Harbor of Doubt
- any of various tropical American trees of the meliaceous genus Swietenia, esp S. mahagoni and S. macrophylla, valued for their hard reddish-brown wood
- any of several trees with similar wood, such as African mahogany (genus Khaya) and Philippine mahogany (genus Shorea)
- 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 and History for mahogany
1670s, from Spanish mahogani, of unknown origin; perhaps from the tree's native name in Maya (Honduras). As an adjective from 1730.