American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of padauk.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Either of two large leguminous trees, Pterocarpus Indicus and P. macrocarpus, and also their woods. The former species is found from India and Burma to the Malayan islands, the Philippine Islands, and China; while the latter species, to which the name more properly belongs, is confined to Burma and yields the finest timber. The wood of this latter species is a deep, rich red streaked with black, and is used for the finest cabinet work, especially the interior finishing of sleeping-cars. Compare
redwood, 2, kiabooca-wood, Pterocarpus and asana.
- n. Alternative form of paduak.
- n. tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain
“The top Chippendale lot will be an elaborate, parcel-gilt padouk cabinet on a stand reminiscent of Chinese pagodas from 1755-1760 (estimate: £2.5 million-£4 million).”
“The floor of the church is of mosaic, and stalls, screens, and nave seats are of Burmese wood, called padouk.”
“They plan on introducing the Miniot Cover, a $69 accessory that looks and acts like the Smart Cover but comes in five different varieties of real, wood-smoked oak, walnut, cherry, padouk, and mahogany.”
“The university curators have borrowed a pyramidal bedside table and a padouk”
“Victrola cabinet originally built for Helene Fischer, owner of a Philadelphia valve-making factory, and a ridged padouk headboard carved for the Manhattan apartment of the photographer”
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