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 (pə-dôk′) also pa·douk (-do͞ok′)
1. Any of several African or Asian trees of the genus Pterocarpus of the pea family, having hard red or red-purple wood.
2. The wood of any of these trees, used chiefly for furniture and cabinetwork.



(pəˈdaʊk; -ˈdɔːk) or


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


or pa•dauk


any of several tropical Old World trees of the genus Pterocarpus, of the legume family, having reddish striped or mottled wood.
[1830–40; < Burmese padauk]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.padauk - tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain
genus Pterocarpus, Pterocarpus - genus of tropical trees or climbers having usually broadly winged pods
amboyna, Andaman redwood - mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicus
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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Effect of extractives on vibrational properties of African Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub.
The rings have an African padauk outside while the inside is ipe, which is a dark Brazilian walnut.
Amboyna burl comes from narra and padauk trees (Pterocarpus indicus of the Family Fabaceae).
46) Timber species have become a valuable commodity as well, with hardwoods such as Pyinkado and Padauk fetching high prices and forty-five different species of wood exploitable for sale in local markets.
The designer Joshua Driggs specified African Padauk wood for the product.
They include: African padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii), Andaman padauk (Pterocarpus dalbergiodes), Angola padauk or muninga, kiaat (Pterocarpus angolensis), Burmese padauk (Pteropcarpus macrocarpus), narra/narrah and its burl amboyna (Pterocarpus indicus), and sandalwood padauk (Pterocarpus santalinus).
I'm a freak for fine woodwork and Kastrup's flooring, made of Padauk parquet blocks, Merbau and jatoba, is well crafted and beautiful I'd already had a taste of the quality of Scandinavian design on my flight over with Scandinavian Airlines, which was surprisingly comfortable, filled with drinks in stylish glassware and above-average airline food--they even served the meal with real silverware.
STARRING ROLE Padauk wood stools from Thailand--formerly agricultural machinery gears--are the perfect perch for a tiki cocktail.
In January 2006 Muslim Rohingyas from at least 10 surrounding villages claimed the military forced them to carry building supplies for three model villages at Padauk Myin, Mala Myin and Thaza Myin in Rathedaung Township.
23) Padauk behaved similary; other wood species, however, like beech and meranti, yielded higher adhesion forces after a W1 preweathering cycle.
Epsom trainer Mick Haynes was quick to attack the knockers of his Padauk, who won at the 28th time of asking, in the closing race.
70 Mtrs X 4 Mtrs) Annexed To Padauk Timber Shed At Navin Nagar Under Diglipur Hq Camp Diglipur Range