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padauk

[ puh-douk ]
/ pəˈdaʊk /
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noun
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Origin of padauk

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for padauk

padauk

padouk

/ (pəˈdaʊk, -ˈdɔːk) /

noun
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

Word Origin for padauk

from a native Burmese word
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