Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shrubby tree (Hibiscus tiliaceus) widely distributed along tropical shores, which yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; it is often cultivated for ornament.
  • n. An erect forest tree (Hibiscus elatus) of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red flowers; it yields a moderately dense timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A malvaceous tree, Pariti tiliaceum, native in Porto Rice, Cuba, Mexico, Central America, and South America, and widely distributed throughout the warm regions of the world.
  • n. A collective name used in Spanish-speaking countries for the bast-fibers of a number of malvaceous and similar plants. See mahoe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. shrubby tree widely distributed along tropical shores; yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; often cultivated for ornament
  • n. erect forest tree of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red flowers; yields a moderately dense timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The vegetation of the small secondary stands consists primarily of species of "Juan Primero" (Simaruba glauca), "anón de majagua" (Lonchocarpus pentaphyllus) and "jagua" (Genipa americana).

    Hispaniolan moist forests

  • Notable are Tabebuia angustata (roble de yugo), Fraxinus cubensis (búfano), Annona glabra, Gueltarda combiri, Sabal parviflora, Bucida palustris, Hibiscus elatus, H. tiliaceus (majagua), Jatropha integerrima, Copernicia spp.

    Cuban wetlands

  • The frame was made of majagua, ebony and other beautiful inlaid woods.

    INAUGURATION OF THE CIENAGA DE ZAPATA NATL PARK

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.