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Definition: To be under the mahogany
, Mahogany tree \Ma*hog"a*ny tree`\
[From the South American name.]
1. (Bot.) A large tree of the genus Swietenia
), found in tropical America.
Note: Several other trees, with wood more or less like
mahogany, are called by this name; as, African mahogany
), Australian mahogany
), Bastard mahogany (Batonia apetala
of the West Indies), Indian mahogany (Cedrela Toona
of Bengal, and trees of the genera Soymida
), Madeira mahogany (Persea Indica
Mountain mahogany, the black or cherry birch (Betula lenta
), also the several species of Cercocarpus
California and the Rocky Mountains.
2. The wood of the Swietenia Mahogoni
. It is of a reddish
brown color, beautifully veined, very hard, and
susceptible of a fine polish. It is used in the
manufacture of furniture.
3. A table made of mahogany wood. [Colloq.]
To be under the mahogany
, to be so drunk as to have fallen
under the table. [Eng.]
To put one's legs under some one's mahogany
, to dine with