Definition of Khaya

1. Noun. African mahogany trees.

Exact synonyms: Genus Khaya
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Meliaceae, Mahogany Family, Meliaceae
Member holonyms: African Mahogany



Definition of Khaya

1. n. A lofty West African tree (Khaya Senegalensis), related to the mahogany, which it resembles in the quality of the wood. The bark is used as a febrifuge.

Definition of Khaya

1. Noun. (Properly) A native house or hut. ¹

2. Noun. (used loosely) Servant's quarters separated from the main house. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) Anyone's house or home. ¹

4. Noun. capitalized : a genus of African timber trees (family Meliaceae) with wood closely resembling mahogany ¹

5. Noun. any tree of the genus ''Khaya'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Khaya

1. an African tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Khaya

1. A lofty West African tree (Khaya Senegalensis), related to the mahogany, which it resembles in the quality of the wood. The bark is used as a febrifuge. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Khaya

khansamah
khansamahs
khansamas
khanum
khanums
khaph
khaphs
kharaelakhite
kharif
kharifs
khat
khatchkar
khatris
khats
khatyrkite
khaya (current term)
khayas
khazen
khazenim
khazens
khazi
khazis
kheda
khedah
khedahs
khedas
khediva
khedival
khedivas
khedive

Literary usage of Khaya

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Confederate Soldier in Egypt by William Wing Loring (1884)
"On the morning of the 6th Ratib invited me to go with him to khaya Khor ; and thinking something was wrong about the fortifications, we took with us Colonel ..."

2. An Introduction to Kachchỳana's Grammar of the Pàli Language by Kaccāyana (1863)
"(To explain) when it was declared:—Two Brahman (Priests) Yama and Uppala, having learnt (from Gotama) the khaya- vaya branches of ..."

3. Wood and Other Organic Structural Materials by Charles Henry Snow (1917)
"The most important source is the Mahogany (khaya senegalensis), while other sources are the species khaya grandifolia and ..."

4. Wood and Other Organic Structural Materials by Charles Henry Snow (1917)
"The most important source is the Mahogany (khaya senegalensis), while other sources are the species khaya grandifolia and ..."

5. Wood and Other Organic Structural Materials by Charles Henry Snow (1917)
"The most important source is the Mahogany (khaya ... while other sources are the species khaya grandifolia and ..."

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