mahogany mahogany  /mə ˈhɑ ɡə ni/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) wood of any of various mahogany trees; much used for cabinetwork and furniture
  2. (n) any of various tropical timber trees of the family Meliaceae especially the genus Swietinia valued for their hard yellowish- to reddish-brown wood that is readily worked and takes a high polish
  3. (n) a shade of brown with a tinge of red

Usage(s):

  1. With the decimation of tropical rainforests driving up the price of hardwood, Fijis mahogany plantations are more valuable than their British founders ever dreamed.
  2. The two adventurers struggled for several days getting a mahogany log out of the forest into a small stream, where, since mahogany is heavier than water, it immediately sank.
  3. There some 75,000 people queued patiently through the night, some carrying sleeping children in their arms, to file past the mahogany coffin.

News

  1. Old Verdi utility road converted into hiking, biking trail

    By Susan Voyles, Reno Gazette-Journal Just west of Verdi, a utility road climbs 3.5 miles into the Truckee Canyon, crossing forests of Jeffery pine, mountain mahogany and cedar and fields of bright yellow flowers. The craggy tops of the steep canyon walls come in close [...]
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Lake Tahoe News

  2. Stock Construction Announces Model Home Sales and New Construction in Village of Mahogany Bend in Fiddler’s Creek

    Stock Construction has announced two model home sales within the village of Mahogany Bend, located in the master-planned community of Fiddler's Creek. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10830602.htm
    on June 14, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Newseum's 'Anchorman' Exhibit Is Kind of a Big Deal

    “I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.” And, in addition, Ron Burgundy now has a museum exhibit to call his own. “Anchorman: The Exhibit,” at Washington’s Newseum, is based on the 2004 hit comedy “Anchorman: The Legend of...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: ABC News via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "I was always pretty happy I was on the right horse before the race," said Geraghty. "I know Master Minded was good at Newbury but he beat Mahogany Blaze who was a 100-1 shot today. He really should have beaten"
    on Mar 17, 2010 By: Barry Geraghty Source: UK Express

  2. "And there's no mahogany, there's nothing cosmetic, there's no whirlpool anywhere in the renovations we've done," Rubio said. "This criticism is more fair if it's put into context. I want people to understand our motivations have nothing to...
    on Dec 7, 2006 By: Marco Rubio Source: Florida Times-Union

  3. "When the Mahogany Room opened up . . . it was a very special place with high standards and dress standards," Mr Kennett told the Herald Sun in May. "In recent times that has changed, and that's probably to get the patronage up."
    on Jul 2, 2008 By: Jeff Kennett Source: Herald Sun

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