- 1 [mass noun] Timber from a tropical tree, resembling rosewood.More example sentences
- In a similar way, penwork was developed to imitate the glamorous ivory-inlaid furniture of Vizagapatam, with its engraved floral designs set into dark ebony, rosewood, padouk, or sandalwood.
- In the first half of the eighteenth century ebony rosewood, and padouk were inlaid with floral designs ivory that was then engraved and highlighted with lac.
- The Indian furniture was usually of ebony, padouk, or rosewood with the floral borders and motifs either inlaid or engraved on ivory veneer.
- 2The large tree of the pea family which produces padauk, native to the Old World tropics.
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- Genus Pterocarpus, family Leguminosae: three species, in particular African padauk (P. soyauxii)
- African padauk is reported to be relatively secure within its natural habitat in most areas including the Congo, but it is officially classified as Vulnerable in Cameroon.
- For the Myanmar people the Padauk tree is also a symbol of strength and durability.
- Sattahip district chief Pongpat Wongtrakul led a tree-planting ceremony on December 4 at which 1,000 padauk trees were planted on Plutaluang Golf road.
mid 19th century: from Burmese.
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