mahagua

Definitions of mahagua
  1. noun
    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
    synonyms: Hibiscus tiliaceus, balibago, mahoe, majagua, purau
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    type of:
    hibiscus
    any plant of the genus Hibiscus
  2. noun
    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
    synonyms: Cuban bast, Hibiscus elatus, blue mahoe, mahoe, majagua
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    type of:
    hibiscus
    any plant of the genus Hibiscus
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