1The wood of certain tropical timber-yielding trees, especially mahogany.
More example sentences
- In French acajou means ‘mahogany’, which has caused confusion.
- The rooms are built from sustainable African mahogany (acajou) which creates a feeling of warmth and homeliness.
- The beautiful mahogany (acajou) used in its construction was specially cultivated for environmentally friendly construction in the man-made forests of South Africa.
late 16th century: from French, via Portuguese from Tupi acajú.
Definition of acajou in:
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