Definition of pyinkado in English:

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pyinkado

Pronunciation: /ˈpjɪŋkədəʊ/

noun (plural pyinkados)

A southern Asian tree of the pea family, yielding hard durable timber which is used in heavy construction work.
  • Xylia dolabriformis, family Leguminosae.
Example sentences
  • At the edge of the stream there was a huge dead pyinkado tree festooned with spidery orchids.
  • A tall, straight pyinkado tree was chosen from the jungle by a shaman as the festival totem.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Burmese.

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