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Noun: mahoe
  1. Shrubby tree widely distributed along tropical shores; yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fibre used for cordage and caulk; often cultivated for ornament
    - majagua, mahagua, balibago, purau, Hibiscus tiliaceus
  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
    - Cuban bast, blue mahoe, majagua, mahagua, Hibiscus elatus

Derived forms: mahoes

Type of: hibiscus

Encyclopedia: Mahoe