Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A handsome leguminous tree of India, Butea frondosa, the wood, leaves, and flowers of which are used in religious ceremonies. SeeButea.
- n. East Indian tree bearing a profusion of intense vermilion velvet-textured blooms and yielding a yellow dye
“Ritual drummers – dhakis, carrying large leather-strung dhak –– show off their skills during ritual dance worships called aarati.”
“The Tejpal Pujo has a beautifully decorated idol with an Arati carried out in the midst of playing of the dhak.”
“He had been accustomed in India to a big receipt of letters -- a big dhak, as he called it, using the Hindustani word -- now he received no letters at all; and he told Rosalie that when you are in the habit of getting a regular daily post, its gradual falling off and then its complete cessation is one of the most melancholy things that can befall a man.”
“The coral, the silk-cotton and the _dhak_ are resplendent with red foliage.”
“In the packet was the half of a broken glass-bangle, one flower of the blood-red _dhak_, a pinch of _bhusa_ or cattle-food, and eleven cardamoms.”
“When he comes back wait for me in the ravine by the dhak tree in the center of the plain.”
“His long-suffering hosts smiled and made him welcome, and when he paused to admire, with pretty picked words, the blossom of the blood-red dhak-tree that had flowered untimely for a sign of what was coming, they smiled more than ever.”
“It was at twilight when he saw the well-remembered grazing-grounds, and the dhak-tree where Gray Brother had waited for him on the morning that he killed Shere Khan.”
“The message ran then: -- "A widow dhak flower and bhusa -- at eleven o'clock.”
“In the packet was the half of a broken glass bangle, one flower of the blood red dhak, a pinch of bhusa or cattle-food, and eleven cardamoms.”
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