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1hard reddish-brown timber from a tropical tree, used for high-quality furniture. a rich reddish-brown color like that of mahogany wood. 2the tropical American tree that produces mahogany timber, widely harvested from the wild.
- Genus Swietenia, family Meliaceae: three species, especially S. mahagoni
used in names of trees that yield timber similar to mahogany, e.g., Philippine mahogany.