from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Either of two large leguminous trees, Pterocarpus Indicus and P. macrocarpus, and also their woods.

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  • noun Alternative form of paduak.

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

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


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  • 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.

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  • The university curators have borrowed a pyramidal bedside table and a padouk

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  • 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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