African scented mahogany

noun
African tree having rather lightweight cedar-scented wood varying in color from pink to reddish brown
Hypernyms: ↑mahogany, ↑mahogany tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Entandrophragma, ↑genus Entandrophragma

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
: mahogany 1b(2)

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