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 for Mahogany
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mahogany \Ma*hog"a*ny\, Mahogany tree \Ma*hog"a*ny tree`\, n.
     [From the South American name.]
     1. (Bot.) A large tree of the genus Swietenia ({Swietenia
        Mahogoni), found in tropical America.
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     Note: Several other trees, with wood more or less like
           mahogany, are called by this name; as, African mahogany
           ({Khaya Senegalensis), Australian mahogany
           ({Eucalyptus marginatus), Bastard mahogany ({Batonia
           apetala of the West Indies), Indian mahogany ({Cedrela
           Toona of Bengal, and trees of the genera Soymida and
           Chukrassia),+Madeira+mahogany+({Persea+Indica">Chukrassia), Madeira mahogany ({Persea Indica),
           Mountain mahogany, the black or cherry birch ({Betula
           lenta), also the several species of Cercocarpus of
           California and the Rocky Mountains.
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     2. The wood of the Swietenia Mahogoni. It is of a reddish
        brown color, beautifully veined, very hard, and
        susceptible of a fine polish. It is used in the
        manufacture of furniture.
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     3. A table made of mahogany wood. [Colloq.]
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     To be under the mahogany, to be so drunk as to have fallen
        under the table. [Eng.]
  
     To put one's legs under some one's mahogany, to dine with
        him. [Slang]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mahogany
      n 1: wood of any of various mahogany trees; much used for
           cabinetwork and furniture
      2: 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 [syn: mahogany, mahogany tree]
      3: a shade of brown with a tinge of red [syn: reddish brown,
         sepia, burnt sienna, Venetian red, mahogany]

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