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1The wood of several tropical American timber-yielding trees, especially mahogany.‘In French acajou means ‘mahogany’, which has caused confusion.’
- ‘The rooms are built from sustainable African mahogany (acajou) which creates a feeling of warmth and homeliness.’
- ‘The beautiful mahogany (acajou) used in its construction was specially cultivated for environmentally friendly construction in the man-made forests of South Africa.’
- ‘A hotel conceived with beautiful mahogany (acajou) wood specially cultivated for environment friendly construction in the man made forests of South Africa.’
2another term for cashew
Late 16th century from French, via Portuguese from Tupi acajú.
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