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or pa·dauk

  1. 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.
  2. the wood itself.
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Origin of padouk

First recorded in 1830–40, padouk is from the Burmese word padauk
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Historical Examples

  • In the London market it is classed with the Padouk of Burmah.

    The Philippine Islands

    John Foreman

British Dictionary definitions for padouk


  1. a variant spelling of padauk
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