- n padouk tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n padouk Either of two large leguminous trees, Pterocarpus Indicus and P. macrocarpus, and also their woods. The former species is found from India and Burma to the Malayan islands, the Philippine Islands, and China; while the latter species, to which the name more properly belongs, is confined to Burma and yields the finest timber. The wood of this latter species is a deep, rich red streaked with black, and is used for the finest cabinet work, especially the interior finishing of sleeping-cars. Compare redwood, 2, kiabooca-wood, Pterocarpus and asana.