majagua

Definitions:

  • A malvaceous tree, <em>Pariti tiliaceum</em>, native in Porto Rice, Cuba, Mexico, Central America, and South America, and widely distributed throughout the warm regions of the world.
  • A collective name used in Spanish-speaking countries for the bast-fibers of a number of malvaceous and similar plants. See <internalXref urlencoded="mahoe">mahoe</internalXref>.
  • A shrubby tree (<spn>Hibiscus tiliaceus</spn>) widely distributed along tropical shores, which yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; it is often cultivated for ornament.
  • An erect forest tree (<spn>Hibiscus elatus</spn>) of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red flowers; it yields a moderately dense timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks.
  • 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
  • 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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