mahoe


mahoe

noun

  1. hau tree.
  2. a tropical American tree, Hibiscus elatus, of the mallow family, having wood used for cabinetwork and gunstocks.
  3. a tree, Melicytus ramiflora, of the violet family, native to New Zealand and other Pacific islands, having greenish flowers and blue berries.

noun plural mahoe

  1. a small New Zealand tree, Melicytus ramiflorus, with white flowers and barkAlso called: hinahina, whitewood, whiteywood

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