One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Reddish-brown timber from a tropical tree, used for paneling, cabinetry, and furniture. It resembles mahogany but is softer and less expensive.
- ‘Due to its weathering properties, Philippine Mahogany is an excellent exterior wood.’
- ‘Generally, the trees that supply the timber for Philippine mahogany lumber and plywood belong to the huge plant family called Dipterocarpaceae.’
2The tree that produces Philippine mahogany, harvested chiefly in Indonesia and the Philippines.
Genus Shorea, family Dipterocarpaceae: several speciesAlso called lauan
- ‘The many varieties of so-called "Philippine mahogany" are really types of tropical cedar common to the Philippines even though they resemble true mahogany.’
- ‘The lauans, or "Philippine mahogany," are the softer members of the dipterocarp family.’
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.