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pa·dauk(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.
padauk(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]
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]
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|Noun||1.||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
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms