- 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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Examples from the Web for padouk
In the London market it is classed with the Padouk of Burmah.The Philippine Islands
- a variant spelling of padauk