Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several tropical American evergreen trees of the genus Swietenia of the family Meliaceae, especially S. mahagoni and S. macrophylla, valued for their hard, reddish-brown wood.
  • noun The wood of any of these trees, used in making furniture and musical instruments.
  • noun Any of several trees of the family Meliaceae having similar wood, such as African mahogany.
  • noun Any of several trees of other families having similar wood, such as Philippine mahogany.
  • noun The wood of any of these trees.
  • noun A moderate reddish brown.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An old British collectors' name for a European and Asiatic noctuid moth, Amphipyra tetra.
  • noun A tree, Swietenia Mahagoni, of the natural order Meliaceœ.
  • noun The wood of the above tree.
  • noun A table, especially a dinner-table.
  • noun A kind of drink. See the quotation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A large tree of the genus Swietenia (Swietenia Mahogoni), found in tropical America.
  • noun 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.
  • noun colloq. A table made of mahogany wood.
  • noun [Eng.] to be so drunk as to have fallen under the table.
  • noun [Slang] to dine with him.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable Any of various tropical American evergreen trees, of the genus Swietenia, having a valuable hard red-brown wood.
  • noun uncountable The wood of these trees, mostly used to make furniture.
  • noun A reddish-brown color, like that of mahogany wood
  • adjective Made of mahogany.
  • adjective Having the colour of mahogany; dark reddish-brown.

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

  • noun wood of any of various mahogany trees; much used for cabinetwork and furniture
  • noun 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
  • noun a shade of brown with a tinge of red

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Perhaps ultimately of Taíno origin; akin to Eyeri (Taíno dialect of Puerto Rico) maga, mahogany.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Origin uncertain.

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