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[n] 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
[n] 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

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\Ma"hoe\, n. (Bot.) A name given to several malvaceous trees (species of {Hibiscus}, {Ochroma}, etc.), and to their strong fibrous inner bark, which is used for strings and cordage.

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