|1.||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 [syn: mahoe]|
|2.||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 [syn: Cuban bast]|
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
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