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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In the East Indies, the post; a relay of men, as for carrying letters, despatches, etc., or travelers in palanquins.
  • noun An abbreviation of Dakota.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun India Post; mail; also, the mail or postal arrangements; -- spelt also dawk, and dauk.
  • noun a mail boat.
  • noun a traveler's rest-house at the end of a dak stage.
  • noun to travel by relays of palanquins or other carriage, as fast as the post along a road.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun India A post system by means of transport relays of horses stationed at intervals along a route or network, carrying mail and passengers.

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

  • noun East Indian tree bearing a profusion of intense vermilion velvet-textured blooms and yielding a yellow dye

Etymologies

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From Hindi, Marathi डाक (ḍāk).

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