mahoe definition

  • noun:
    • A tropical tree (Hibiscus elatus) that produces a blue-green wood utilized in cabinetry.
    • A tropical evergreen shrub (Hibiscus tiliaceus) that yields fibers utilized for cordage. Also known as sea hibiscus.
    • A tree (Melicytus ramiflorus) native to New Zealand and having whitish bark, blue to dark purple fruits, and fragrant, small, yellowish, bell-like plants.
    • Any of a variety of woods, usually found round the tropics.
    • A name fond of a number of malvaceous trees (types of Hibiscus, Ochroma, etc.), and their strong fibrous inner bark, which is used for strings and cordage.
    • A malvaceous tree or shrub, Hibiscus (Paritium) tiliaceus, typical on exotic coasts. The inner bark was a lot employed for cordage.
    • Sterculia CaribÅ“a, a tall West Indian tree.
    • Melicytus ramiflorus, a small brand new Zealand tree associated with the violet household, with small flowers in packages on the branches.
    • shrubby tree extensively distributed along exotic shores; yields a light difficult timber useful for canoe outriggers and a fiber utilized for cordage and caulk; often developed for ornament
    • erect forest tree of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red flowers; yields a moderately thick wood for cabinetwork and gunstocks

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