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mahoe

[muh-hoh] /məˈhoʊ/
noun
1.
2.
a tropical American tree, Hibiscus elatus, of the mallow family, having wood used for cabinetwork and gunstocks.
3.
a tree, Melicytus ramiflora, of the violet family, native to New Zealand and other Pacific islands, having greenish flowers and blue berries.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < French mahot < Arawak
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British Dictionary definitions for mahoe

mahoe

/mɑːhɒ/
noun (pl) mahoe
1.
a small New Zealand tree, Melicytus ramiflorus, with white flowers and bark Also called hinahina, whitewood, whiteywood
Word Origin
Māori
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