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Mahogany, Swietenia mahagoni, is a species of hardwood[?] tree in the Meliaceae family.

Mahogany is often used to make furniture because it has a beautiful sheen when polished. The timber is water-resistant and in the past it was used in ship-building for this reason. There is a very famous ship called the 'Mahogany ship[?]' that is believed to be buried in the dunes somewhere near Warnambool, Victoria[?].

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