padauk

noun pa·dauk \pəˈdau̇k\
variants: or

padouk

\pəˈdau̇k\

Definition of padauk

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  any of several trees of the genus Pterocarpus that yield a reddish wood resembling mahogany: such as a :  african padauk b :  andaman padauk c :  barwood d :  burma padauk

  2. 2 :  the wood of a padauk tree

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of padauk

native name in Burma


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up padauk? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!