from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See padauk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A south-east Asian tree, Pterocarpus indicus
  • n. The reddish, mottled or striped wood of this tree, used in cabinetmaking

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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