Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several African or Asian trees of the genus Pterocarpus of the pea family, having hard red or red-purple wood.
  • noun The wood of any of these trees, used chiefly for furniture and cabinetwork.

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  • noun The valuable timber of Pterocarpus, a pantropical genus of trees.

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  • noun tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain

Etymologies

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

[Burmese.]

Examples

  • The chair prototype pictured above is made of padauk and aluminum connector plates.

    Build Blog » Young Architects Day

  • The furniture was made of beautiful shiny padauk wood, which is a deep red, sometimes almost shading into black.

    Wild Swans

  • When my mother entered the sitting room with my father, her mother-in-law was seated at the far end on a formal, carved square padauk chair.

    WILD SWANS THREE DAUGHTERS OF CHINA

  • Leading up to her on both sides of the room, enhancing the formality, were two symmetrical rows of square, exquisitely carved padauk chairs.

    WILD SWANS THREE DAUGHTERS OF CHINA

  • The furniture was made of beautiful shiny padauk wood, which is a deep red, sometimes almost shading into black.

    WILD SWANS THREE DAUGHTERS OF CHINA

  • When my mother entered the sitting room with my father, her mother-in-law was seated at the far end on a formal, carved square padauk chair.

    Wild Swans

  • The furniture was made of beautiful shiny padauk wood, which is a deep red, sometimes almost shading into black.

    Wild Swans

  • Leading up to her on both sides of the room, enhancing the formality, were two symmetrical rows of square, exquisitely carved padauk chairs.

    Wild Swans

  • Leading up to her on both sides of the room, enhancing the formality, were two symmetrical rows of square, exquisitely carved padauk chairs.

    Wild Swans

  • When my mother entered the sitting room with my father, her mother-in-law was seated at the far end on a formal, carved square padauk chair.

    Wild Swans

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