Any of several tropical shrubs or trees in the family Malvaceae, especially Hibiscus tiliaceus, yielding fibers used for cordage, and H. elatus, having bluish wood.
Origin of mahoeTaíno mahou
A tree (Melicytus ramiflorus) native to New Zealand and having whitish bark, purple berries, and small yellow fragrant flowers.
Origin of mahoeMaori
- Any of a number of different trees, usually found around the tropics.