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  1. a tropical Asian leguminous tree, Butea frondosa, that has bright red flowers and yields a red resin, used as an astringent
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Word Origin

C19: from Hindi
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Examples from the Web for dhak

Historical Examples

  • The coral, the silk-cotton and the dhak are resplendent with red foliage.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

    Douglas Dewar

  • Later the date-palm fraternised with the dhak, and low hills stood on either side of the line.

    From Sea to Sea

    Rudyard Kipling

  • This and Dhak jungle, which occurs in strips, form two marked features, the Dhak occurs in patches.

  • When he comes back wait for me in the ravine by the dhak tree in the center of the plain.

    The Jungle Book

    Rudyard Kipling