padauk

[ puh-douk ]
/ pəˈdaʊk /

noun

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Origin of padauk

First recorded in 1830–40

Definition for padauk (2 of 2)

padouk

or pa·dauk

[ puh-douk ]
/ pəˈdaʊk /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for padauk (1 of 2)

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

British Dictionary definitions for padauk (2 of 2)

padouk
/ (pəˈdaʊk, -ˈdɔːk) /

noun

a variant spelling of padauk
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