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Pronunciation: /məˈhəʊi
 
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noun

A small bushy New Zealand tree of the violet family, with whitish bark and clusters of small greenish flowers.
  • Melicytus ramiflorus, family Violaceae
Example sentences
  • A beautiful evergreen tree with red, orange, or yellow flowers, blue mahoe is native to Jamaica.

Origin

early 19th century: from Maori.

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Pronunciation: /məˈhəʊ
 
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noun

West Indian
Any of a number of tropical trees and shrubs yielding bast that is used to make cord.
  • Several species, especially of the genus Hibiscus (family Malvaceae), in particular H. tiliaceus and the Caribbean H. elatus
Example sentences
  • The blue mahoe (Hibiscus elatus) could have been brought to Jamaica from Cuba by the Arawaks to be used for bark rope (Adams 1971).

Origin

from Arawak maho.

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