mountain mahogany


noun

any of several western North American shrubs or small trees of the genus Cercocarpus, of the rose family, having simple, leathery leaves and small, whitish flowers.

Nearby words

  1. mountain gorilla,
  2. mountain holly fern,
  3. mountain laurel,
  4. mountain lion,
  5. mountain magnolia,
  6. mountain man,
  7. mountain maple,
  8. mountain men,
  9. mountain mint,
  10. mountain oyster

Origin of mountain mahogany

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10

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