African padauk


Definition of African padauk

1 : an African tree (Pterocarpus soyauxii) that yields a close-grained reddish brown wood important especially as a source of red dyestuff — compare redwood
2 : the wood of African padauk

called also barwood

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First Known Use of African padauk

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“African padauk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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