khaya senegalensis

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Khaya \Kha"ya\, n. (Bot.)
   A lofty West African tree (Khaya Senegalensis), related to
   the mahogany, which it resembles in the quality of the wood.
   The bark is used as a febrifuge.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mahogany \Ma*hog"a*ny\, Mahogany tree \Ma*hog"a*ny tree`\, n.
   [From the South American name.]
   1. (Bot.) A large tree of the genus Swietenia ({Swietenia
      Mahogoni}), found in tropical America.
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   Note: Several other trees, with wood more or less like
         mahogany, are called by this name; as, African mahogany
         (Khaya Senegalensis), Australian mahogany
         (Eucalyptus marginatus), Bastard mahogany ({Batonia
         apetala} of the West Indies), Indian mahogany ({Cedrela
         Toona} of Bengal, and trees of the genera Soymida and
         Chukrassia), Madeira mahogany (Persea Indica),
         Mountain mahogany, the black or cherry birch ({Betula
         lenta}), also the several species of Cercocarpus of
         California and the Rocky Mountains.
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   2. The wood of the Swietenia Mahogoni. It is of a reddish
      brown color, beautifully veined, very hard, and
      susceptible of a fine polish. It is used in the
      manufacture of furniture.
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   3. A table made of mahogany wood. [Colloq.]
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   To be under the mahogany, to be so drunk as to have fallen
      under the table. [Eng.]

   To put one's legs under some one's mahogany, to dine with
      him. [Slang]
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