Origin of padauk
First recorded in 1830–40
- 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.
- the wood itself.
Origin of padouk
First recorded in 1830–40, padouk is from the Burmese word padauk
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- any of various tropical African or Asian leguminous trees of the genus Pterocarpus that have reddish wood
- the wood of any of these trees, used in decorative cabinetwork
See also amboyna
from a native Burmese word
- a variant spelling of padauk
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