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

  • n. A southeast Asian tree (Pterocarpus indicus) having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain.
  • n. The wood of this tree, used mainly for decorative cabinetwork.

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

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


(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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

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  • 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.

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  • The cabinets are padauk and the floor Bisazza terrazzo.

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