padouk

padouk

[puh-douk]
noun
1.
any of several trees belonging to the genus Pterocarpus, of the legume family, native to tropical Asia and Africa, having reddish striped or mottled wood used for paneling, furniture, etc.
2.
the wood itself.
Also, padauk.


Origin:
1830–40; < Burmese padauk

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padauk or padouk (pəˈdaʊk, -ˈdɔːk, pəˈdaʊk, -ˈdɔːk)
 
n
1.  any of various tropical African or Asian leguminous trees of the genus Pterocarpus that have reddish wood
2.  the wood of any of these trees, used in decorative cabinetwork
 
[from a native Burmese word]
 
padouk or padouk
 
n
 
[from a native Burmese word]

padouk (pəˈdaʊk, -ˈdɔːk)
 
n
a variant spelling of padauk

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