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