American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See padauk.
- n. A south-east Asian tree, Pterocarpus indicus
- n. The reddish, mottled or striped wood of this tree, used in cabinetmaking
- n. tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain
- n. mottled curly-grained wood of Pterocarpus indicus
- After Amboyna (Ambon). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The board materials they use are pretty sweet too, featuring amboyna, ebony and spalted maple.”
“Specimens of amboyna wood, the odoriferous sandal wood from Timor, clove wood, and other choice woods from the Moluccas and Prince of”
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
“The result produces beautiful bowls and tables made from amboyna, a burled wood from Laos.”
“The main part of the frame is constructed from lignum vitae and there are inlays of ebony, amboyna burl and desert ironwood.”
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