West Indian mahogany

carapa, crabwood, Surinam mahogany, West Indian mahogany

A pale to reddish brown wood of South America and Africa; moderately hard and heavy, with straight grain and medium texture; used for general construction and in plywood.
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This coincided rather well with the fashion for furniture constructed and produced from West Indian mahogany, and subsequently the mid 18th Century is termed 'the age of mahogany'.
Key Largo Hammocks State Botanical Site in southern Florida nurtured the nation's largest West Indian mahogany tree--that is, until someone lopped off its top.
Not far from the biggest crossopetalum, Nemec showed me an impressive West Indian mahogany. It and the 278-point champion mahogany in Key West are more representative of the Florida Keys' precolonial forests than are the younger trees of today.