majagua definition

  • noun:
    • A shrubby tree (Hibiscus tiliaceus) extensively distributed along exotic shores, which yields a light hard timber used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; it is cultivated for decoration.
    • An erect forest tree (Hibiscus elatus) of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red blossoms; it yields a moderately thick timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks.
    • A malvaceous tree, Pariti tiliaceum, native in Porto Rice, Cuba, Mexico, Central America, and South America, and extensively distributed for the warm elements of the planet.
    • A collective title used in Spanish-speaking countries for bast-fibers of many malvaceous and similar flowers. See mahoe.
    • shrubby tree extensively distributed along exotic shores; yields a light hard wood useful for canoe outriggers and a fiber employed for cordage and caulk; frequently developed for ornament
    • erect woodland tree of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red plants; yields a moderately thick timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks

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