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mahogany family

noun
the plant family Meliaceae, characterized by tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs having alternate, pinnate leaves, usually branched clusters of flowers, and fruit in the form of a berry or leathery capsule, and including the chinaberry, cedars of the genus Cedrela, and mahoganies of the genera Swietenia and Khaya.
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mahogany family

noun
tropical trees and shrubs including many important timber and ornamental trees [syn: Meliaceae
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