n. 1. A shrubby tree (Hibiscus tiliaceus) widely distributed along tropical shores, which yields a light tough wood used for canoe outriggers and a fiber used for cordage and caulk; it is often cultivated for ornament.
Syn. -- mahoe, mahagua, balibago, purau, Hibiscus tiliaceus.
[WordNet 1.5]

2. An erect forest tree (Hibiscus elatus) of Cuba and Jamaica having variably hairy leaves and orange-yellow or orange-red flowers; it yields a moderately dense timber for cabinetwork and gunstocks.
Syn. -- Cuban bast, blue mahoe, mahoe, mahagua, Hibiscus elatus.
[WordNet 1.5]


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