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padouk

[puh-douk] /pəˈdaʊk/
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
1830-1840
1830-40; < Burmese padauk
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padauk

/pəˈdaʊk; -ˈdɔːk/
noun
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
See also amboyna
Word Origin
from a native Burmese word

padouk

/pəˈdaʊk; -ˈdɔːk/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of padauk
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