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
Word Origin for padauk
from a native Burmese word
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