from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Either of two large leguminous trees, Pterocarpus Indicus and P. macrocarpus, and also their woods.

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  • noun Alternative form of paduak.

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  • noun tree native to southeastern Asia having reddish wood with a mottled or striped black grain


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