Meaning of Philippine mahogany

Phil'ippine mahog'any

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of several Philippine trees of the genus Shorea and related genera, having brown or reddish wood used as lumber and in cabinetry.
  2. the wood of any of these trees. Also called
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