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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.