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.
- 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.
Mid 19th century: from Burmese.
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