from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of polypetalous plants of the natural order Meliaceæ, tribe Swietenieæ, distinguished from Swietenia, the true mahogany, in having 4 instead of 5 petals, an 8-lobed instead of a 10-toothed stamen-tube, and compressed instead of winged seeds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A lofty West African tree (Khaya Senegalensis), related to the mahogany, which it resembles in the quality of the wood. The bark is used as a febrifuge.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun African mahogany trees


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  • A dense dry forest of Anogeissus leiocarpus and Khaya senegalensis grows along the edges of the plains, particularly along the Gounda and Koumbala Rivers, and in small islands within the plains.

    Manovo-Gounda-St Floris National Park, Central African Republic 2009

  • Originally, this community comprised baobab Adansonia digitata and several species of Ficus, Sterculia, Khaya, and Albizzia.

    Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi 2009

  • The plateau of Bandiagara is covered in a typically Sudanian savanna flora, including communities of Daniellia oliveri in association with Butyrospermum parkii, Parkia biglobosa, Terminalia macroptera, Khaya senegalensis, Vitex cienkowskii, Prosopis africana and brush species such as Combretum micranthum, Heeria insignis and Guiera senegalensis.

    Cliffs of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons), Mali 2009

  • Crateva adansonii, Celtis integrifolia, Ficus spp., and Khaya senegalensis.

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  • These slopes were once covered in lowland rainforest with mahogany (Khaya anthotheca), Chrysophyllum gorungosanum, Prunus africana, Suregada procera and Xymalos monospora as dominant trees.

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  • River bank species also include Khaya senegalensis, Erythrophleum suaveoleus, Ceiba pentandra, Detarium senegalense, Syzygium guineense, Afzelia africana, and Borassus.

    Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal 2008

  • The dominant canopy species are Chrysophyllum gorungosanum, Craibia brevicaudata, Ficus chirindensis, Khaya anthotheca and Trichilia dregeana.

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  • SA Airways is not considering major price increases this year following an escalation of international fuel prices, said CEO Khaya

    ANC Daily News Briefing 2008

  • Khaya from South Africa gives a very careful view of America's strengths and weakness, concluding that if it elects Barack Obama it will send the message to the world "that America has its mojo back:"

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