Definition of Padauk

1. Noun. Tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain.

Exact synonyms: Amboyna, Padouk, Pterocarpus Indicus
Group relationships: Genus Pterocarpus, Pterocarpus
Terms within: Amboyna, Andaman Redwood
Generic synonyms: Tree



Definition of Padauk

1. Noun. The valuable timber of ''Pterocarpus'', a pantropical genus of trees. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Padauk

1. a tropical tree [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Padauk

pactum
pactum de non petendo
pacu
pacus
pacy
paczki
paczkis
pad
pad down
pad of paper
pad out
pad stitch
pad thai
padang
padangs
padauk (current term)
padauks
padawan
padawans
paddability
padded
padder
padders
paddies
padding
paddings
paddlane
paddlanes
paddle
paddle-box

Literary usage of Padauk

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Indian Forester (1892)
"The timber, when well Drained, finds a ready market, selling equally well with padauk. The Deputy Conservator of Forests, Port Blair, reports that it makes ..."

2. A Manual of Indian Timbers: An Account of the Growth, Distribution, and Uses by James Sykes Gamble (1902)
"The padauk is the principal timber tree of the Andaman Islands, ... Furni- ' ture made from padauk wood and exhibited at Paris in 1878 by Messrs. ..."

3. The Indian Forester (1896)
"Extension of the trade in padauk Wood. Turning over the pages of the Continental Supplement to the ' Timber Trades Journal' our attention \ias caught by the ..."

4. The Indian Forester (1893)
"In 1883-84 the exports were 249 tons of padauk, and the balance of ... In 1886-67 about '200 tons of padauk were exported, and the demand for woods for tea ..."

5. The Indian ForesterForests and forestry (1893)
"The demands for woods for tea boxes fell off owing to the low prices at which second- class teak was obtainable. In 1887-88, 139 tons of padauk were ..."

6. The Indian Forester (1902)
"Under timber 3249 trees were felled including 979 padauk. ... 443 tons of timber, mainly selected padauk, were sent to London where the ..."

7. Transactions of the International Engineering Congress, 1915 (1916)
"padauk grows to a large tree, 80 to 125 feet in height, with a clear bole of from ... Andaman padauk yields a valuable ornamental timber of varying shades, ..."

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