1. [ noun ] (botany) 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
Synonyms: mahagua balibago purau Hibiscus_tiliaceus majagua
Related terms: hibiscus
2. [ noun ] (botany) 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
Synonyms: blue_mahoe majagua mahagua Hibiscus_elatus Cuban_bast
Related terms: hibiscus
Similar spelling:   Mao