padauk

[ puh-douk ]

noun

Origin of padauk

1
First recorded in 1830–40

Words Nearby padauk

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

British Dictionary definitions for padauk

padauk

padouk

/ (pəˈdaʊk, -ˈdɔːk) /


noun
  1. any of various tropical African or Asian leguminous trees of the genus Pterocarpus that have reddish wood

  2. the wood of any of these trees, used in decorative cabinetwork

Origin of padauk

1
from a native Burmese word

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012