Definition of Mahagua

1. Noun. Shrubby tree widely distributed along tropical shores; yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; often cultivated for ornament.

Exact synonyms: Balibago, Hibiscus Tiliaceus, Mahoe, Majagua, Purau
Generic synonyms: Hibiscus



2. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Blue Mahoe, Cuban Bast, Hibiscus Elatus, Mahoe, Majagua
Generic synonyms: Hibiscus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mahagua

magstripe
magstripes
magtig
maguari
maguari stork
maguaris
maguey
magueys
maguro
magus
magyar
mah
mah-jong
mah-jongg
maha
mahagua (current term)
mahaila
mahailas
mahaleb
mahalo
mahals
mahant
mahants
maharaja
maharajadhiraja
maharajadhirajas
maharajah
maharajahs
maharajas
maharana

Literary usage of Mahagua

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1. Norodom, King of Cambodia: A Romance of the East by Frank McGloin (1882)
"mahagua remained silent some moments, and then made answer. "Nay," he said. " However terrible the doom incurred, it is a matter of my own concern. ..."

2. Reading List on Papermaking Materials by Clarence Jay West (1921)
"Liotard, page 17. Hibiscus arboreus. Mahaut tree. Mahoe. mahagua. ... mahagua tree as a source of fiber. Paper ix. No. 4. 19 (Oct. 9, 1912). ..."

3. Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain: With Physical Sections and Maps by Alexander von Humboldt (1822)
"... the 35° to the 20* of latitude, in the same manner as we see the beautiful piedras de mahagua of Brazil among the Caribs, near the mouth of the Orinoco. ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1902)
"... and Humboldt informs us, in his work on New Spain, that the same species of jade is known in some parts of Mexico as mahagua (majagua ?). ..."

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