padauk

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From Burmese ပိတောက် (pi.tauk).

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padauk (usually uncountable, plural padauks)

  1. Any of the trees of the pantropical genus Pterocarpus.
  2. The valuable timber of these trees.
    • 2008 May 27, Carol Kino, “An Artist Breathes New Life Into Renaissance Ways With Wood”, in New York Times[1]:
      In the dusty workroom her artificially red ponytail glowed like padauk, one of the exotic veneers she uses in her work.

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