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horse-flesh (mahogany)

[OED idem 1851→] n. a tree, Lysiloma sabicu, with hard, reddish wood: 1788 An uncommon sort is called here, from its colour and coarse wood fibre, "Horse-flesh Mahogany"(Schoepf 274). 1889 Lysiloma sabicu . . .Horse-flesh (Gardner 375). (Gen.)

Tags: noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2010-10-23 19:33
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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