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.
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.
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Literary usage of Mahagua
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ?). ..."